Thomas Aubury KIRK


KIRK, Thomas Aubury

Service Number: 7499
Enlisted: 2 April 1917, West Maitland, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Minmi, NSW, 1895
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 June 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Blayney King's Plains Public School & District Pictorial Roll of Honor, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Rechabites Weston Tent No 94 Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Apr 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7499, 3rd Infantry Battalion, West Maitland, NSW
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7499, 3rd Infantry Battalion
31 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7499, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Albert Edgar and Mary Patterson KIRK, Station Street, Weston, New South Wales

PRIVATE KIRK.-Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kirk, of Weston, have been advised of the death in action of their son, Private Thomas Aubrey Kirk, 3rd Battalion, on June 24. The deceased soldier was 20 years old, and enlisted in March last year. He was employed at Hebburn Colliery prior to enlisting. Mr. Kirk is secretary of the Shotfirers and Deputies' Association, and Mrs. Kirk is an active member of the Coo-ee comforts fund.