Melville James KILSBY

KILSBY, Melville James

Service Number: 1893
Enlisted: 29 February 1916
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Mt Gambier, South Australia, December 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Prince Alfred College, South Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: 11 August 1967, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens, Path 41, Grave 396A. Memorial 151281862
Memorials: Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Blanchetown & District WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1893, 5th Pioneer Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1893, 5th Pioneer Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1893, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
15 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1893, 5th Pioneer Battalion
21 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, Embarked Alexandria to join B.E.F France
29 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1893, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Disembarked Marseilles.
26 Dec 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Invalided to England
4 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5 Elementary Flying Training School , Joined No. 1 Military School of Aeronautics, Reading.
11 Aug 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Proceeded overseas to France
30 Oct 1918: Imprisoned Reported wounded and taken prisoner war, Germany.
24 Dec 1918: Imprisoned Repatriated from Germany to from Prisoner of war, arrived in England.
1 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Promotion to Full Lieutenant.
21 Jun 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 1893, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, Embarkation to Australia 21 June 1919
27 Sep 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 1893, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, AIF Appointment Terminated.

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