KIRKLAND, Hugh Edward

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Army Medical Corps (AIF)
Born: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, 12 June 1893
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Cooerwull Academy NSW; Sydney University
Occupation: Medical practitioner
Died: Killed In Action, France, 3 October 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Sydney United Grand Lodge Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1916: Involvement Captain, Medical Officers, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '23' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Orsova embarkation_ship_number: A67 public_note: ''
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Captain, Medical Officers, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
24 Sep 1918: Honoured Military Cross, 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in attending to wounded under fire. When the enemy concentrated a heavy fire on a battery, one officer and five men being wounded, at great personal risk he went out under this fire and got them to a place of safety.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
3 Oct 1918: Involvement Captain, Army Medical Corps (AIF), --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: Australian Army Medical Corps awm_rank: Captain awm_died_date: 1918-10-03

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 26 and the son of Hugh and Duncania Kirkland.

His brother Major William Duncan Kirkland, who was also awarded the MC,  aged 26 also fell [Died 22/07/1917] whilst serving with the Australian Army Medical Corps 2nd Field Ambulance. 

Both were born at Bathurst, New South Wales.

Both are commemorated on the war memorial at Inverary, Scotland.

Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Hugh and D KIRKLAND