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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Kernick, Joseph (3850)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 39 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 27 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3850            view online service record

66 Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Margaret Kernick (wife)
66 Dow Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 8 February 1916
Ship: HMAT Warilda A69
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 9th Reinforcements

RTA: Friday, 7 June 1918
Discharged: Thursday, 5 September 1918

Private, 21 Infantry, died from illness (heart failure), 3 April, 1920, 11 AGH, Caulfield, aged 44, commemorated Coburg General Cemetery.

Father: Richard ?, wife: Mrs Margaret KERNICK, born Port Melbourne. Family shown only as Fishermen’s Bend. Kernick enlisted as a 39-year-old stevedore with his wife at 76 Dow Street. He died of heart failure on 3 April, 1920 at 11 Australian General Hospital, Caulfield after returning in August, 1918 with a severely wounded hand. Included on the AWM Roll of Honour, but no circular returned; interred Coburg General Cemetery.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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