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Archibald George KIRK

Regimental number3424
Place of birthLogan Village Queensland
AddressHazelton, Wetherton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, John Kirk, Emma Street, Eagle Street, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date27 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3424A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Bray-sur-Somme on 13 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 23 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the 13th August, 1918, near BRAY-Sur-SOMME this man's company was heavily shelled and suffered many casualties. Private KIRK was the only stretcher bearer left unwounded. he continued to work under very heavy shell fire, frequently dressing wounded and moving them single handed to cover. Throughout the day he showed great coolness and set a most excellent example of courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 August 1959

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