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Hugh Edward KIRKLAND

Date of birth12 June 1893
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressLithgow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs N Kirkland, 'Darvel', Lithgow, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED
Promotion date: 1 March 1916

FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRoisel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row M, Grave I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Born at Bathurst, New South Wales. Son of Hugh and D KIRKLAND

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to wounded under fire. When the enemy concentrated a heavy fire on a battery, one officer and five men being wounded, at great personal risk he went out under this fire and got them to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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