Robert Richard KINNON

KINNON, Robert Richard

Service Numbers: 5699, 5699A
Enlisted: 14 February 1916, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 8 July 1888
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Glenella Public School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 August 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot XIII, Row D, Grave No. 8 Rev. F. Humphrey officiated.G Headstone inscription reads: May God rest his soul, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Farleigh Mill & District Roll of Honour, Glenella State School WW1 Roll of Honour, Mackay Cenotaph, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5699, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Townsville, QLD
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, 5699, 9th Infantry Battalion
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, 5699, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
22 Mar 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5699, Multiple wounds including the head, arm and legs
20 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 5699, 25th Infantry Battalion, Second occasion. Gunshot wound to the left elbow.
8 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 5699A, 25th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert Kinnnon and Katherine Ester Pearce Kinnon nee Miles of Glenella, Mackay, Qld. Brother of John Douglas Kinnon MM who returned to Australia 18 December 1918 having served with 4th Machine Gun Battalion; Henry Kinnon, Geoerge Kinnon, Elizabeth Kinnon and Rubina Kinnon

Husband of Hannah Ewers formerly Kinnon nee Cleary of Ayr, QLD. Robert and Hannah were married on 24 June 1912 in QLD. Fater of Robert William Kinnon, Verdun Richard Kinnon and John Douglas Kinnon

Served his five  year Blacksmith apprenticeship with N.P. Williamson of Mackay, QLD

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal