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William KIRBY

Regimental number5848
Place of birthLaunceston England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressPark Road, Hurstville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Thomas Kirby, Donis Thorpe, Asheley de La Gouch, England
Enlistment date29 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row M, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Harriet KIRBY, Donisthorpe, Leicestershire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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