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Sidney James KIRWAN

Regimental number1444
Date of birth12 January 1886
Place of birthWillochra, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationColt breaker
AddressPort Augusta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.7
Height5' 6.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Kirwan, Port Augusta, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Refers 30 April 1918.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date15 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Morvada', 20 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 23 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 15 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Sydney.
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIRWAN Sidney James

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