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Kirby MACMILLAN

Regimental number2293
Place of birthTexas USA
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMechanic
AddressSouth Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinCousin, Mrs Annie Dart, South Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at ESTREES, east of PERONNE, during the attack on 4th October, 1918. Many wounded were lying round our newly captured trenches, and this man did splendid work in bandaging their wounds, thus saving many lives. Regardless of the fact that two stretcher bearers had been killed in doing the same work at this spot, he continued in his self sacrificing labours with the greatest coolness and determination. Shortly afterwards seeing that our left flank was in the air, he moved his men down there under heavy enfilade fire, and satisfactorily protected the left of the Company from a local enemy counter attack. Throughout the remainder of the day he set a splendid example, inspiring everyone with a spirit of offensiveness and cheerfulness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

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