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Regimental number1571
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
Address158 Queen Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Robert Kinross, Hmas Tingara, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1499
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918

Decoration Militaire (Belgium)

'This N.C.O. has proved himself exceptionally gallant, resourceful, and successful on patrol work at night. During this BattalionUs periods in the line, from 13th March to 5th April, 1917, patrols kept in touch with the enemy from dark until dawn nightly, and Sergeant KINROSS always volunteered for this work, which was of a very dangerous nature and usually meant entering the German wire. As a leader of patrols he has been very valuable, and the information he gathered has always proved to be reliable. He has the entire confidence of his men. This N.C.O. did consistently good work during the whole period (4 months(+) that the Battalion was on the SOMME front.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

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