Service Number: 3220
Enlisted: 22 February 1917
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: Australian Provost Corps
Born: Connaught, Co. Mayo, Ireland., date not yet discovered
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Jockey
Died: Pneumonia, Kuneitra [Quneitra ], Syria, 20 October 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Personal Inscription IN MEMORY OF OUR DEARLY BELOVED SON DEARLY LOVED AND SADLY MISSED Row C, Grave No. 52 Buried by Clergyman J. Best, 20 October 1918.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ireland Castlebar Mayo Peace Park Australian War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, Reinforcements WW1
22 May 1917: Involvement Private, 3220, Camel Corps, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Sydney embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
22 May 1917: Embarked Private, 3220, Camel Corps, HMAT Port Sydney, Fremantle
20 Oct 1918: Involvement Trooper, 3220, Australian Provost Corps , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3220 awm_unit: Australian Provost Corps awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1918-10-20

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is one of 16 Australian soldier casualties of the Great War who are  honoured on the Mayo Great War Memorial in Mayo Peace Park, Garden of Remembrance, Lannagh Road, Castlebar, County  Mayo.

Usually the name appears because the casualty was born in the area or his parents lived there but sometimes the association rests with the fact that the casualty was educated in the district.

He was 36 and the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, of 53, Caversham St., East Perth, Western Australia.

Enlistment date 22 February 1917
Place of enlistment Fremantle, Western Australia

April 1917 Reinforcements

Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 22 May 1917. Disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917, and marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, the same day.

Age at embarkation 33.

Marched into Anzac Reserve Depot, Abbassia, 16 July 1917.

Posted to No 4 Bn, Imperial Camel Bde, 23 August 1917; taken on strength of 17th Company, 4 Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, 27 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 December 1917, but remained on duty.

To Port Said Rest Camp, 26 February 1918; rejoined unit, 11 March 1918.

Detached to Australian Provost Corps, 17 March 1918; taken on probation duty, Australian Provost Corps, Moascar, 18 March 1918.

Struck off strength of 17th Company, 4 Bn, Imperial Camel Brigade, 15 May 1918.

To Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters, 8 June 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 13 October 1918.

Died, in No 4 Light Horse Field Ambulance, Kuneitra.

Quneitra or Kuneitra is the largely destroyed and abandoned capital of the Quneitra Governorate in south-western Syria. It is situated in a high valley in the Golan Heights at 1,010 metres above sea level.