Joseph Leslie (Joe) KINNIBURGH

KINNIBURGH, Joseph Leslie

Service Number: 2907
Enlisted: 22 April 1913
Last Rank: Leading Seaman
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (I) - WW1
Born: North Melbourne, Vic., 10 April 1895
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Destruction of the German Raider 'Emden'
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World War 2 Service

22 Apr 1913: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, SN 2907
22 Jan 1919: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Leading Seaman, SN 2907

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, SN 2907, HMAS Sydney (I) - WW1

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Joseph L. Kinniburgh, D.S.M., son of Mr and Mrs D. Kinniburgh, of Nichols' Point, is expected in Mildura this morning. It will be remembered that "Joe" was on the Sydney when it sank the German raider  Emden and that he was awarded special recognition for services rendered. "Joe" is the first of the Naval men to return to Mildura. He should receive a hearty welcome.