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William John KIRKUP

Regimental number1222
Place of birthLondon England
Address74 Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nicholas Hannah Kirkup, 74 Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London, England
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Military Medal

'Who, on 24th August, 1915, near "W" Hills, Gallipoli, when it was found necessary to establish communication between Battalion Headquarters and a Company, although wounded, crossed the open and returned, under a very heavy rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Cemetery headstone is inscribed: 'An Anzac'.
Date of death8 April 1931
Age at death36
Place of burialManly West Cemetery, New South Wales

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