James KIERNAN

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KIERNAN, James

Service Number: 286
Enlisted: 24 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sale, Vic., 1884
Home Town: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 286, 5th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 286, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 286, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Mary Kiernan, of Pearson St., Sale, Victoria, Australia, and the late Anthony Kiernan.

Footballers will be sorry to learn of the death in action of Jim Kiernan, news of which was received in Sale on Thursday. Jimmy played many sterling games on the backlines for the Sale team, says the "Mercury," and has fallen while performing the highest duty a man can under take - the defence of his country.