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John Barton KIRKWOOD

Regimental number2619
Date of birth--/06/1884
Place of birthAshfield New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSpleen Wharf Road, Gladesville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs. P. Kirkwood, Nursing Staff General Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date14 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 1 February 1916


Unit: INF45
Promotion date: 16 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', fourth Supplement, No. 29664, 11 July 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176, 30 November 1916.

FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous good work as patrol leader by day and night in front of the line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

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