KIRVAN, George

Service Number: 4921
Enlisted: 11 January 1916, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Flinders Island, South Australia, 21 November 1891
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 28 October 1917, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Port Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4921, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4921, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
28 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 4921, 50th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 4921 awm_unit: 50 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-10-28

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"...4921 Private George Kirvan, 50th Battalion from Port Adelaide, South Australia. A 25 year old shearer prior to enlisting on 11 January 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 15th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 9 March 1916 aboard RMS Mongolia. After transiting through Egypt, he arrived in France in May and transferred to the 50th Battalion in August 1916. Following promotion to Lance Corporal (L Cpl) in May, he was awarded a Military Medal in June 1917. L Cpl Kirvan was wounded in action at Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium on 18 October and died from his wounds on 28 October 1917. He is buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium." - SOURCE (