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Arnold Cyril KILBY

Regimental number6046
Place of birthDrysdale Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDrysdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Kilby, Drysdale, Victoria
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at VAIRE WOOD, north east of CORBIE on 4th July, 1918. When his Platoon Sergeant had established in a trench cutting off a large party, the enemy made a determined effort along the C.T. to recover the position and rescue the party. Corporal KILBY led his section against them and a lively bomb fight followed for nearly an hour when the enemy withdrew leaving their casualties. By his prompt action, skilful leadership and accurate throwing this N.C.O. assisted in the capture of a large party and denied a dangerous point of vantage to the enemy. His dash and leadership were invaluable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 March 1954

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