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Horace Edward KILNER

Regimental number7537
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCycle worker
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jessie Kilner, Cross Street, Fairfield, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 April 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date8 July 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 20 August 1917 (meningitis) disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917, and admitted same day to 1st Australian General Hospital; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 October 1917; to Holborn Military Hospital, Mitcham, 10 November 1917; discharged on furlough, 22 November 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 24 November 1917.

Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 6 December 1917.

Found guilty, 11 January 1918, of being absent from parade 1 hour, 9 January 1918: awarded 2 days' confined to camp.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, 1 March 1918.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, Hurdcott, 6 March 1918 (scabies); discharged to No 4 Command Depot, 19 March 1918.

Found to be underage.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ruahine', 12 May 1918, and forfeited pay as from 20 October 1917; discharged, Brisbane, 8 July 1918.
Date of death25 June 1986

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