John Francis KIRBY

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KIRBY, John Francis

Service Numbers: 2508, 2508B
Enlisted: 20 June 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glenelg South Australia, 24 July 1895
Home Town: Glenelg, Holdfast Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Sisters of Mercy School, Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in action, France, 10 June 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec
Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Roll (New), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2508, 50th Infantry Battalion
21 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2508, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
10 Jun 1918: Involvement Private, SN 2508B, 27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement SN 2508, 27th Infantry Battalion

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