Kenneth Malcom (Ken) MORTIMER

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MORTIMER, Kenneth Malcom

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leneva, Victoria, 9 October 1895
Home Town: Leneva, Wodonga, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Officer Cadet (Duntroon)
Died: Killed in Action, Armentieres, France, 20 July 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN Officer, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion
20 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 29th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

"Lieutenant Kenneth Malcom (Ken) Mortimer, Royal Military College (RMC), Duntroon... Lt Mortimer was an enthusiastic member of the Duntroon Photographic Club and took photographs of his fellow officers. He graduated from Duntroon in June 1915 and was appointed to the AIF on 1st July 1915. He embarked with Headquarters Staff, 29th Battalion, from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ascanuis (A11) on 10 November 1915. He was promoted to Captain in Egypt before serving on the Western Front. Captain Mortimer was killed in action near Armentieres, France, on 20 July 1916, aged 20." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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