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Noel Edmund Barton KIRKWOOD

Date of birth3 November 1891
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressGladsville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, D S Kirkwood, Wharf Road, Gladsville, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name1st Australian General Hospital Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED AGH1
Promotion date: 12 June 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He worked continuously for ninety hours attending wounded under heavy shell fire. He set a most inspiring example to those around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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