Thomas Kenning

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Kenning
Mother's Name: 
Mary Kenning (nee Thompson)
Father's Name: 
William Kenning
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, December 22, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Trooper
Rank at Discharge: 
Trooper
Unit: 
12th Light Horse Regiment
Company: 
B Squadron
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Thomas Kenning (Service No 336) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1885.

When Thomas was 29 he enlisted in the AIF.  He was single, lived at Balgownie, N.S.W. and worked as a labourer.

Thomas embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A29 Suevic with B Squadron, 12th Light Horse, on 13th June 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was sent to Gallipoli and arrived there on 29th August 1915.  Thomas served on Gallipoli until the evacuation when he was returned to Egypt to join the troop fighting in that area.

On 20th January 1918, Thomas was in a tent with others when a gun was fired and after killing another soldier the bullet hit Thomas in the neck.

A court of enquiry was held and this was deemed an accident.

Thomas returned to Australia in July 1919 and was discharged on 31st October 1919.

Thomas's service is commemorated on the Balgownie War Memorial 1914-1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, KENNING THOMAS

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