4th Company, Australian Machine Gun Corps (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth:
13/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
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.
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.