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   World War I Recruits

At the outbreak of World War I the Kenilworth community was less than a quarter of a century old.  Twenty-seven of their young men signed up to fight for King & Country.  We honour them.   Lest we Forget

Allen E.H. +

Date of death: 20 September 1917

Cemetery or memorial details: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

War Grave Register notes: ALLEN, Pte. Edward Hugh, 6703. 9th Bn. 20th Sept., 1917. Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Allen, of Mount Ubi, Queensland.

Allan H.J.

Banks W.

Carnell S.

Doud A.

Edwards A.

English N.

English T.

Fox J.

Gray J.H.

Gray W.A.

Jordan A.E.

Kearnan M.

Leikefett F.W.

F.C. Lowrey   Lowrey F.C. 

McKinnon J.+

Date of death: 20 July 1916

Cause of death: Killed in action

Cemetery or memorial details: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France

War Grave Register notes: McKINNON, Cpl. John, 110. 8th Coy. Australian Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 20th July, 1916. Age 21. Son of Alexander and Alice Gravener McKinnon, of Kidaman Creek, Queensland. Born at Gordon Brook, Clarence River, New South Wales.

Morgan F.C. +

Date of death: 6 June 1916

Place of death: Melbourne, Victoria

Cemetery or memorial details: Inverleigh Cemetery, Victoria

David Ower  Ower D.     

Patterson J.

James Edward Pearce  Pearce J.E. 

David Edward Pickering   Pickering D.E.


Potter L. H.

Rodgers T.

William Sharry  Sharry W.

  John Sutton  Sutton J.C.

Tutt C.W. +

Date of death: 1 September 1918

Cemetery or memorial details: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France

War Grave Register notes: TUTT, Pte. Charles W. E., 2524. 41st Bn. 1st Sept., 1918.  Place of Birth - Essendine England : Place of Enlistment - Brisbane QLD : Next of Kin - (Mother) TUTT Mary Ann

Woods T.J.

The Kenilworth and District Historical Association Inc. supports the Adopt a Digger Project and has produced this page in the hope that it may encourage family members of those listed to contribute to the Project.

Adopt a Digger Project

2014 will be the centenary year of Australia’s first deployment of soldiers to Europe to fight in the First World War.

 The purpose of the Adopt a Digger Project is to commemorate that centenary by honouring the men and women from the (current) Sunshine Coast region of South-east Queensland who fought in World War One.

The aim of this website is to create a database which records each soldier’s WW1 military history and a brief personal history. This database will be a valuable source of reference for historians,   researchers, descendants and school students, and will be a significant contribution to the historical military records of Australia, and particularly the Sunshine Coast region.