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John William KIRFIELD

Regimental number2615
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Kirfield, 290 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Sergeant KIRFIELD has served with his Unit from February to September as orderly Room Sergeant and throughout that period proved of invaluable assistance to the H.Q.'s Staff and he Battalion. Through many changes of C.Os and Adjutants during the period, the responsibility of this NC..O increased and although a great part of the time moving from one place to another in many difference actions his work has always been carried out capably and thoroughly, reflecting great credit on himself. Recently during the difficult period of open warfare his work has been admirable.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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