KILBURN, Wilfrid

Service Number: 2697
Enlisted: 24 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, 13 September 1881
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Public School, England
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2697, 28th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2697, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2697, 53rd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2697 awm_unit: 53rd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-07-19

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Wilfred was a veteran of the Boar War. He came home to Dewsbury from that and emigrated to Australia with his Wife and daughter. He felt it was his duty to fight in WW1. My grandfather, his brother was there in France when the Australian soldiers arrived. He looked for his brother among the ranks but never saw him. My grandfather then went off to the Somme. He left a wife and five children in Australia. - Simone Kilburn