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William KIRBY

Regimental number4310
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Maurice Kirby, Williamstown Workshops, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 September 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Discharge date7 July 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 5 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: overage and physical unfitness), Adelaide, 7 July 1918.

Medal: British War Medal

Subsequent claim for war pension 'rejected on the grounds that claimant's incapacity is not the result of participation in warlike operations'.
Date of death1 April 1921
Age at death56
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6 West, Grave 1), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIRBY William

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