|Place of birth||Kew Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||3 Derby Street, Kew, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Father, Thomas Kirby, 3 Derby Street, Kew, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Company Quartermaster Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||6th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Distinguished Conduct Medal (awarded Mention in Despatches)
'Work at Lihons on 10 August 1918.'
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Military Cross (altered to Distinguished Conduct Medal)
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot II, row A, Grave No. 21), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry and skilful leadership at Lihons, 10 August, 1918. He led forward a party of three, and under heavy fire, bombed two machine gun posts, capturing the guns and establishing his party in the position. Later, when all the officers became casualties he handled the company with great success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35