Mortimer, Kenneth Malcom (Captain, b:? - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0519
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Mortimer, Kenneth Malcolm
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1916-1917
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/100
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the service of Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29 Battalion, AIF, Egypt, France, 1916. Collection consists of photostat copies of four letters written by Captain Mortimer to his mother in 1916, and a photostat copy of a newspaper cutting from the Wodonga Sentinel, 21 September 1917, reporting the death of Captain Mortimer. Copies made by the Australian War Memorial - location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Captain Kenneth Malcolm Mortimer, 29 Battalion, AIF, who was killed in action on 20 July 1916 during the Battle of Fromelles. Other biographical details concerning him are: graduate of Duntroon Military College; of Leneva West, Victoria; born Leneva West; educated at the Wangaratta Agricultural High School, Victoria, and at the Royal Military College, Duntroon; age at time of death, 20 years 9 months; appointed Lieutenant in AIF 1 July 1915 and posted to 29 Battalion; 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.)