Septimus Bede KILLIGREW


KILLIGREW, Septimus Bede

Service Number: 2863
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Newtown, New South Wales, 1892
Home Town: Erskineville, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: St Benedicts School, West Sydney
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Rozelle Sydney Harbour Trust Officers and Employees Pictorial Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2863, Holsworthy, New South Wales
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2863, 17th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2863, 17th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
2 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2863, 17th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Septimus Bede KILLIGREW was born in 1892 in Newtown, Sydney NSW

His parents were James KILLIGREW and Anne FRASER

He enlisted on 23rd August 1915 with the Australian Army - 17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on HMAT Euripides on 2nd November 1915

Septimus was Killed in Action sometime between 26th July & 7th August - No known grave

He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux, France and also the Australian War Memorial

His brother William Bede KILLIGREW was killed on May 8th, 1916

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SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - 14th September 1916

Private Septimus Bede Killigrew was killed in France between July 28 and August 7.  His brother Private William Bede Killigrew was killed on May 8.  They were the sons of the late Mr. James Killigrew of George St. City and grandsons of the late Mr. William Fraser who was employed at the "Herald" office for many years.