George KIRKLAND

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KIRKLAND, George

Service Number: 945
Enlisted: 6 October 1914, Rosehill, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4th Machine Gun Company
Born: Kilrea, Ireland, 1890
Home Town: Walgett, Walgett, New South Wales
Schooling: Mount Pottinger Boys' School, Belfast
Occupation: Sheep farmer/Labourer
Died: Died of wounds (POW of Germany), Bullecourt, France, 13 April 1917
Cemetery: Hem-Lenglet Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, Rosehill, New South Wales
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, 13th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (shoulder)
9 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, 13th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, 2nd occasion - GSW (finger)
9 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Machine Gun Company
30 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company
30 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company, 3rd occasion - Shell wound (face, left arm, right hand)
8 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company
11 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Bullecourt (First)
11 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company, Bullecourt (First), FOURTH occasion
13 Apr 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 4th Machine Gun Company

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