Edmond KIRBY

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KIRBY, Edmond

Service Number: 629
Enlisted: 3 November 1914, Enlisted at Maadi, Egypt Originally given rank of Private but changed to Trooper the same day
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Bodalla, New South Wales, Australia, 1873
Home Town: Tumut, Tumut Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 2 July 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row I, Grave 10 Father McAuliffe officiated
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 629, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Maadi, Egypt Originally given rank of Private but changed to Trooper the same day
19 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 629, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 629, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
2 Jul 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 629, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Geraldine Kirby of Tumut, NSW. Brother of Sylvester Charles Byrne Kirby of Coolac, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal