William John Clyde KIRKWOOD

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KIRKWOOD, William John Clyde

Service Number: 1156
Enlisted: 21 February 1915, Port Fairy, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, Victoria, 1883
Home Town: Hamilton, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Buckley's Swamp School
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Port Fairy, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1156, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1156, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography

William John Clyde KIRKWOOD was born in 1883 in Hamilton, Victoria

His parents were William KIRKWOOD and Mary Ann HUNTER

He married Annie Batchelor WRIGHT in 1905

William enlisted on 21st February, 1915 with the Australian Army - 22nd Battalion, A Company - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Ulysses on 10th May 1915

He was Killed in Action on 5th August 1916 - No Known Grave - he is commemorated in the Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux, France and also the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES (www.cwgc.org)

WAR FILE - Australian National Archives (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)

AIF PROJECT (www.aif.adfa.edu.au)

 

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