Ebenezer BIRKIN


BIRKIN , Ebenezer

Service Number: 3689
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yorks Peninsula, South Australia, 12 January 1881
Home Town: Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 August 1916, aged 35 years
Cemetery: London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval
Memorials: Arthurton Memorial Oval Gates, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dowlingville Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3689, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3689, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Son of James BIRKIN and Hannah fmly MORRIS nee BURNETT

Surname spelled BIRKEN on Embarkation Roll (static.awm.gov.au) - Spelled BIRKIN on Service Record (recordsearch.naa.gov.au) and Birth Record



Mrs A. B. Edwards, Napier street, Exeter, has received word that her brother, Private E. Birkin, was killed in action in France on August 23. Private Birkin was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Birkin, Dowlingville, Yorke Peninsula, and a grandson of the late Ebenezer Birkin, Parkside. He was of a quiet and kindly disposition, and respected by all who knew him. He enlisted on August 11, 1915, and left Australia on December 2." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 04 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)