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Kilpatrick, Edward Richard (703)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 24 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 2 October 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 703 view online service record

cnr Mont Albert and Elgar Roads
Mont Albert, VIC

Next of Kin:
Coraline Sylvia Kilpatrick (wife)
cnr Mont Albert and Elgar Roads
Mont Albert, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 12 February 1915
Ship: HMAT Armadale A26
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

KIA: Sunday, 5 September 1915
Place: Gallipoli Peninsula

Brothers: Arthur Cyril Kilpatrick and Charles Harold Kilpatrick.
Cousin: Robert Arthur Caldwell

Trooper, 8 Light Horse, killed in action 5 September, 1915, Gallipoli, aged 25, commemorated 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Parents: Arthur and Selina KILPATRICK; husband of Mrs Catherine Sylvia KILPATRICK, brother of Arthur Cyril KILPATRICK, killed in action 11 April, 1917. Born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS. Enlisted as a 25-year-old tinsmith from Surrey Hills with wife and son Bertie, circular returned from Auburn showing Box Hill as the serviceman’s principal place of association and with a Mr George POWER of 246 Ross Street, Port Melbourne as an additional reference. Another brother, 3338, Charles Harold KILPATRICK enlisted from Mont Albert, returned May, 1919. Noted as paying the supreme sacrifice at the unveiling of a third panel of the Honour Board at the Graham Street Methodist Church, Standard, 23 March, 1918.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 16, 2017 2.51 pm 0Likes

    “I know Kilpatrick (Edward Richard), he and I used the share the same dug-out. He was killed in Sept. 1915 on Hill 60, being shot through the head. I helped bury him the same day. He was the only man of that name in the 8th L.H. and was about 5ft 6, dark and thickset. He had been in the 2nd Reinforcements and we called him Joe, I am quite certain this is the man enquired about” (Trooper A. Stoal, 751, 8th L.H.)

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