Even Thomas KENNEDY

KENNEDY, Even Thomas

Service Number: 3062
Enlisted: 30 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Born: Inverell, New South Wales, Australia, May 1895
Home Town: Osborne Park, Stirling, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Tubercle of Lung, Tidworth Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 7 August 1917
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Tidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 313), North Tidworth, Wiltshire, Tidworth Military Cemetery, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kalgoorlie St John's Anglican Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

30 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3062, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
29 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 3062, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Persic embarkation_ship_number: A34 public_note: ''
29 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 3062, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Persic, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 7th August......Private Even Thomas Kennedy was born at Inverell, New South Wales. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 30th May, 1916 as a 21 year old Fireman from Gondonge, Osborne, Western Australia.

Private Kennedy was admitted to Hospital while in Camp in Australia with Measles from 24th August, 1916.

Private Kennedy embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on HMAT Persic (A34) on 29th December, 1916 with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion, 6th Reinforcements & disembarked at Devonport, England on 3rd March, 1917. He was posted to Pioneer Training Battalion at Larkhill, Wiltshire from Australia on 5th March, 1917.

Private Kennedy was admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 21st April, 1917 with Mumps. He was discharged on 9th May, 1917.

Private Kennedy was admitted to Brigade Hospital at Perham Downs, Wiltshire on 4th July, 1917 with Bronchitis then transferred to Tidworth Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 6th July, 1917 with Tubercle of Lung.

Private Even Thomas Kennedy died at 5.20 pm on 7th August, 1917 at Military Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England from Tubercle of Lung. (Statement of Service form recorded cause of death as Pulmonary Tuberculosis.) He was buried in Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

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