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Sidney James KIRWAN

Regimental number3789
ReligionChurch of England
AddressParilla, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Kirwan, Parilla, South Australia
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: Probation
Promotion date: 5 January 1919


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 5 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Proyart on 8-9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 732 Lance Corporal Edmund John KIRWAN, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918; 1700 Pte Charles Lionel KIRWAN, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 18 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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