KILBURN, Wilfrid

Service Number: 2697
Enlisted: 24 June 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 13 September 1881
Home Town: Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 34 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel 8., VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Victoria Park War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
2 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2697, 28th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2697, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2697, 53rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 37 and the son of Wilman and Maria Kilburn; husband of M. J. Kilburn, of 30, Cecil St., Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Births Sep 1881   Kilburn Wilfred Dewsbury 9b 681.

He is honoured on the Dewsbury War Memorial.


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