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William John Kendall

William John Kendall

Male 1894 - 1916  (Age: 22)    Has 24 ancestors but no descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name William John Kendall 
    Born 1894  Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Plymouth, Devonshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 7y 
    Address :  
    169, King Street, St Andrew 
    Emigration 12 Apr 1902  Plymouth, Devonshire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Following the birth of William's brother, George (in Plymouth, England), the family returned to Australia. They sailed aboard the SS Austral, arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, on 24 May 1902. Father, William Henry gave his occupation as a Miner.
      Into Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Military Service 23 Aug 1915  Holsworthy, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • William was enlisted in the 7th Reinf's., 18th Battalion but soon transferred to the 53rd Battalion. He served first in Egypt where he was wounded before embarking at Alexandria on 19 June 1916 for Marseilles, France. Just 3 weeks after arrival in France, William was reported as missing.

      A full copy of William's Military record can be found at the National Archives of Australia.
    Died 19 Jul 1916  Fromelles, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    • Military records indicate that William was reported missing on 19 July 1916, but it wasn't until Septmeber 1917 that an official enquiry in the field concluded that he had been killed in action. One report from a soldier operating the same gun, indicated that William wasn't killed but that he was taken prisoner by the Germans. Further, William's name had appearreed on a German POW list. These claims were dismissed at the field enquiry when William was officially declared Killed in Action.
    Buried Aft 19 Jul 1916  Fromelles, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    CWGC Commemoration: KENDALL, William John (1916)
    CWGC Commemoration: KENDALL, William John (1916)
    Serviceman 3117, Private Kendall was serving with the 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., when he was Killed in Action.
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    +1. George Henry Cecil Kendall
              b. 1899, East Stonehouse (Plymouth), Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1966, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67)
     
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    Person ID I21299  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2012 

    Father William Henry Kendall (ID:I8189)
              b. 28 Nov 1870, Devonport (Plymouth), Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1949, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78) 
    Mother Amy Emily Gearside (ID:I21298)
              b. 1871, Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1947, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76) 
    Married 1893  St Peters, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F5166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1894 - Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 7y - 31 Mar 1901 - Plymouth, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 12 Apr 1902 - Plymouth, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 23 Aug 1915 - Holsworthy, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Jul 1916 - Fromelles, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 19 Jul 1916 - Fromelles, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7945] Census 1901 Plymouth, Devonshire, England RG13/2102/61/15 (William H Kendall)  (RG13/2102/61/15).

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