Kenneth John HAPPELL

HAPPELL, Kenneth John

Service Number: 32896
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
Born: East Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 22 January 1930
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, Korea, 14 September 1952, aged 22 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Korea United Nations Memorial Cemetery Wall of Remembrance, Townsville HB - 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
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Korean War Service

25 Jun 1950: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 32896, 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR)
7 Apr 1952: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Private, 32896

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"2 die in Korea battle

Canberra, Tuesday. Four Victorians are in the latest Korean casualty list. Private Kenneth John Happell, of Malvern, was killed in action. Privates Bernard Cecil Sheppard, of Kew; Colin Robert Spehr, of Footscray; and Edward George Black, of South Morang, were wounded in action. The list includes another Australian killed in action, one accidentally killed, five others wounded in action, one wounded in action but remaining on duty, and two accidentally wounded. Mr. Francis, Army Minister, said tonight most of the casualties were during a frontline action last Sunday." - from the Melbourne Argus 17 Sep 1952 (

"DEATHS  On Active Service

HAPPELL, Kenneth John. — On September 14 killed in action in Korea, beloved son of Edward John and the late Doris Lavinia Happell.    

"Ever remembered."

HAPPELL, Kenneth John, Beloved nephew of Edith and Clyde Donaldson and Millicent and Struan Robertson and loving grandson of Nanna (Mrs. A. C. Happell)

"Goodnight, darling, but not good- bye." - from the Melbourne Argus 17 Sep 1952 (