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Kenneth McNamee


14th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus sp.
  • Planted By: Miss D. Sampson
  • Plaque: 845

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Kenneth Norman McNamee was born in Ballarat from where he enlisted on July 8th 1915. He was single and working as a printer when he enlisted at the age of just 18. Posted to the 14th Infantry Battalion, he was awarded the Military Medal for "...daring and coolness as battalion runner...". He was killed in action at Bullecourt on 11th April 1917 and his service is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. His despairing mother wrote that he was "only 17 1/2 years of age" meaning he was only 15 when he enlisted.

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour