ANDREW PHILLIP LENNON
Andrew Phillip Lennon Reg. No. 3389 was born in the town of Pickering, Ontario, Canada. His address in Adelaide was listed as Uren Street Magill. He enlisted on the 25th August 1915. His occupation was stated as reinforced Concrete Engineer. His patented concrete pavement called “Slagetto” was highly regarded in South Australia. It was used in the Central Market, in many skating rinks and business premises.
In his medical documents prior to embarking overseas it states in distinguishing marks, “bullet wounds both upper legs” but did not list any prior military experience. He was 40 years of age when he embarked from Sydney on HMAT Ceramic 24th November 1915. His next of kin was stated as Mrs. E Lennon Townsend Road Subiaco, Western Australia. He sailed from Alexandria in Egypt, to Marseilles in France. In June 1916 he was wounded in action. As well as being gassed he suffered a gunshot wound to his left forearm.
The Red Cross in Adelaide received a request from Arent Vanderweg asking for an address so that he could contact the wounded soldier, stating that he was not a family member. The request was carried out. Andrew was evacuated to England for treatment at the end of June 1916, and in May 1917 he was returned to Australia via the HMAT Miltiades. In August 1917 he was discharged as medically unfit for further service. He had spent 1 year and 342 days in the 6th Field Engineers, of which 1 year 221 days were spent abroad.
After his war service he went on in partnership with his patented Slagetto reinforced paving. The Company was listed as Lennon & Dwyer. They had premises in Gilbert Street City, then in South Terrace City. Their product was used extensively in both the Berri and Penfolds wineries.
Critic (Adelaide, SA : 1897-1924) Wednesday 17 June 1908 p 20
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Tuesday 9 March 1915 p 11
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Sat 1 May 1915 Page 11
The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) Mon 27 Oct 1919 Page 3
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