David Hatton KILLICOAT DCM

Badge Number: S3724, Sub Branch: Kensington & Norwood
S3724

KILLICOAT, David Hatton

Service Number: 157
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Redruth, South Australia, 24 June 1892
Home Town: St Peters, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 1972, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A.
Memorials: Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Roseworthy Agricultural College Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 157, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
22 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 157, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 157, 3rd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography

"Lieutenant D. H. KILLICOAT, son of Mrs. P. L. Killicoat, of St. Peters, received the Distinguished Conduct Medal last November at Beersheba, when he was a sergeant. The advice reads: —

'For con spicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was in command of a troop throughout the action, and led it with conspicuous skill and gallantry in the assault upon a strongly-defended objective. His able leadership was most marked and his conduct exemplary.'

Lieutenant Killicoat went to the front With the 3rd Light Horse, and left Adelaide in October, 1914. He fought in Gallipoli before going to Palestine. He has never been wounded or ill. He is one of five brothers to go to the front. One of them was killed on Gallipoli. His sister left Australia in November, 1916, and is still in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 17 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

General Birwood visiting from the UK presented Lt DH Killicoat with his Distinguished Service Medal on 6 March 1920.