Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer

WW1 Australian Soldier Who Has Been Identified

WW1 Australian Soldier Identified.

Many killed in WW1 couldn’t be found or identified.

Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer (pictured) was one of nine Australian WWI soldiers who has been identified.

The nine soldiers were killed during the 1916 Battle of Fromelles and moved from a mass grave to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery.

Their bodies were recovered from unmarked graves near Pheasant Wood in France 102 years after the deadly WWI battle.

Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29 Battalion, AIF, was killed in action on 20 July 1916 during the Battle of Fromelles.

He was graduate of Duntroon Military College and educated at the Wangaratta Agricultural High School, Victoria.

Captain Mortimer’s age at time of death was 20 years and 9 months. He was appointed Lieutenant 1 July 1915 and posted to 29 Battalion and promoted Captain 20 February 1916.

Son of David Horn Mortimer and Florence Mary Mortimer, of Wangaratta, Victoria. (A brother, David Horn Mortimer, served in the AIF, was severely wounded, but survived).

Lest We Forget.

Photo and info from the Australian War Memorial. Image file number AWM P11688.001.

Webpage for World War 1 – Australian War Heroes

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