Kennedy, Jessie Violet Marion (Bourke)

Personal Details

First nameJessie
Middle nameViolet Marion
Other namesBourke
Date of birth08/05/1883
Place of birthMuttaburra, Qld


Daughter of John Kennedy and Frances Mary Hull Wilson [Ref:1883/000016]
Charles Edward William – 15/10/1870
Alexander George – 21/12/1872
Frederick John Wildash – 18/6/1874, d 7/3/1875
Frederick John Clarence – 2/1/1876, d4/12/1883
Maria Frances Maude – 14/11/1878
Ada Jessie May – 13/5/1881
Jessie Violet Marion – 8/5/1883
Frank Gilbert Wilson – 19/4/1885
Neville Claude Mervyn – 10/12/1887

War Records


Service numberSister
Date of enlistment18/08/1915
Locality of enlistmentMuttaburra, Qld
Next of kinFrances Mary Kennedy [mother]
Date of discharge24/11/1919
RankNurse / Matron
HonoursThe Royal Red Cross Decoration 2nd Class


Jessie was a 31 year old Sister when she enlisted for WWI.
Unit: Nurses (July 1915 - November 1918)
Ship Name: RMS Morea
Ship Number:
Date of Embarkation: 21/08/1915
Place of Embarkation: Brisbane
She was in Cairo during the whole time of the Gallipoli Landing and campaign, later returning to England and France.