Kenneth Lawrey TRENORDEN

TRENORDEN, Kenneth Lawrey

Service Number: SX7948
Enlisted: 5 July 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stirling, South Australia, 1 June 1918
Home Town: Summertown, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, Egypt, 22 July 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Plot 16, Row F, Grave 14, El Alamein War Cemetery, El Alamein, Marsa Matruh, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Uraidla War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

5 Jul 1940: Involvement Private, SX7948
5 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SX7948, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
5 Jul 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
7 Nov 1940: Embarked Private, SX7948, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMT Stratheden on 7th Nov, 1940 from Adelaide for the Middle East
22 Feb 1942: Promoted Corporal, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
17 Jul 1942: Promoted Lance Sergeant, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Kenneth Lawrey TRENORDEN was born on 1st June, 1918 in Stirling, South Australia to Charles William TRENORDEN and Elizabeth Jessie OLIVER

His brother Oliver William TRENORDEN (NX42295) also served in WW2 and another brother Mervyn Charles TRENORDEN served as a Chaplain in the Royal Australian Air Force

Kenneth was Killed in Action on 22nd July, 1942 in Egypt and is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Summertown Roll of Honour in South Australia

He was awarded the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and the Australian Service Medal (ASM)