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Kilpatrick, William James (1147)

Place of Birth: Unknown

Age: Unknown

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 1 October 1914 – Unknown

Service Number: 1147            view online service record

139 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Harriet A Grayson
139 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 22 December 1914
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 1st Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 28 June 1915
Discharged: Wednesday, 12 April 1916

After his return William wrote to the Port Melbourne Standard refuting rumours that the shirts, socks and jackets made by various patriotic groups were being sold to soldiers at the front.

1915 ‘CORRESPONDENCE.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 28 August, p. 3, viewed 30 July, 2015,

W Kilpatrick was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.

1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016,

W J Kilpatrick is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 31, 2016 2.35 pm 0Likes

    SWIMMING CLUB NOTES. (1916, August 19). Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), p. 2. Retrieved October 31, 2016, from
    Welcome Home for Sergeant A. H. Howlett and Privates W. Kilpatrick, W. Webster and C. Downer

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted November 30, 2016 11.28 am 0Likes

    Born Sandridge, 1880, circa 34 years on enlisting. Birth records show his parents William and Thursa Louisa, nee Portbury, but there are six other births registered for his mother (three either side of 1880) with the father shown as Hugh, listed as in Railway-place, Sandridge. William was shown at 352 Graham Street in May, 1930 when he applied for replacement discharge papers, the originals stolen during a break-in at the nearby Clare Castle Hotel some three years earlier

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