KILPATRICK , George Clyde

Service Numbers: W2076, WX28264
Enlisted: 15 May 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yarloop, Western Australia , 6 April 1924
Home Town: Boyanup, Capel, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 16 April 1945, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boyanup War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

15 May 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN W2076, 25 Cavalry Regiment
17 Jun 1942: Enlisted Private, SN WX28264, Gin Gin, Western Australia
17 Jun 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN WX28264, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion
1 Jul 1942: Transferred Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion
16 Apr 1945: Involvement Private, SN WX28264, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion, Aitape - Wewak, New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

George was the second of three children of Edwin George Kilpatrick (b1876 in Crystal Brook, South Australia) and Ada Mary Elizabeth Hornsby (nee Scott; b1893 in Melbourne, Victoria). Edwin had been a Farmer in Boyanup before going to the Eastern Goldfields with his brothers and working briefly as a Prospector and Timber Cutter. He was a Farmer in Boyanup in 1922 when he and Ada (a Widow with three children) married. They settled in Boyanup where Edwin was an Orchardist.

George was a Farm Hand in Boyanup in 1941 when he enlisted in the ACMF and was a Private (Service No:W2070) attached to 25 Cavalry Regiment when he transferred to the AIF in October 1942, George was a Private (Service No:WX23264) attached to 2/6 Infantry Battalion when he was KiA in New Guinea on 16 April 1945. George's half siblings Albert Edward Hornsby (Service No:WX41893) and David Stanley Hornsby (Service No:WX7615) also served in WWII.