Daniel KIRBY


KIRBY, Daniel

Service Numbers: 1370, 2292
Enlisted: 22 October 1914, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Carlton, Victoria, 1886
Home Town: Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway shunter
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 March 1918
Cemetery: Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 30, Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Broadmeadows, Victoria
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1370, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1370, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
1 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2292, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
24 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2292, 14th Infantry Battalion

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Private, 14th Infantry Battalion  

Son of John James Kirby and Mary Ryan. Single. Age 28 at enlistment.

Last address 71 Cardigan Street, Carlton


The sad news of the death of their eldest son, Private Daniel Kirby, after over three years active service, has been received by Mr. and Mrs. JohnKirby, of 39 Coventry-street, North Melbourne. Private Kirby belonged to the A Company, 14th Battalion, and left Australia on February 2nd, 1915. He took part in the Gallipoli cam- paign, and in the evacuation, after which he went to France. He died on March 23rd from wounds received in France. R.I.P." - from the Melbourne Advocate 20 Apr 1918 (nla.gov.au)