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945   Lieutenant George Kirkland
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Dated added: 12/03/2016   Last updated: 06/04/2016
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 4th Company, Australian Machine Gun Corps (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/06/1888
Died: 13/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 27
George Kirkland was the eldest son of James and Frances Kirkland. He was born on 7th June 1888 in Kilrea. He was one of six children. His father was a draper. By 1901, they had moved to Belfast. George was the husband of May Kirkland and they had at least one child, Frances Annette Kirkland. George had served five years of an apprenticeship as a weaver in a linen factory in Belfast before emigrating to Australia. He was a labourer before enlisting. He was promoted three times and injured three times before dying of wounds two days after been captured on 13th April 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Hem-Lenglet Communal Cemetery
  Cambrai, Nord
Grave Ref: No Ref
CWGC Casualty 321930
Hem-Lenglet is a village in the department of the Nord, 10 kilometres due north of the town of Cambrai. From Cambrai, follow the D402 road towards Blecourt and Hem-Lenglet. In Hem-Lenglet at the junction of the D402 and D71, turn right towards Paillencourt and Hordain.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 43
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1 1901 Census lists Kirkland family 1901 census lists George as age 12 living with the family at house 16 in Templemore Avenue, Pottinger, Down
2 1911 Census lists Kirkland family 1911 census lists George as age 22 living with the family at house 8 in The Mount, Ormeau, Down
3 AIF Project Details of Lieutenant George Kirkland
4 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Lieutenant George Kirkland
5 Australian Military Records 66 documents regarding Lieutenant George Kirkland
6 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Lieutenant George Kirkland
7 Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files (11 No)
8 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Lieutenant George Kirkland
9 Kilrea War Memorial Lieutenant George Kirkland listed on Memorial
10 Returned Services League Details of Lieutenant George Kirkland
11 The Queenslander, Brisbane Newspaper report including photo
12 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant George Kirkland's grave can be purchased here
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