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Reginald William KIRKWOOD

Regimental number2474
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
OccupationMotor driver
AddressVolunteer Hotel, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.4
Height5' 7.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Kirkwood, Volunteer Hotel, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senor Cadets; 1 year in the 92nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Persia on 10 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollNo 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 26 February 1918


Unit: No 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Promotion date: 26 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Discharge date4 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Greece (Mudros), Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 10 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 28 June 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 4 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 October 1944
SourcesNAA: B2455, KIRKWOOD Reginald William

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