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Kimpton G W F    Pte    1129

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 3 years, 3 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

Private George William Kimpton, 24th Battalion.

http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA08562

 

Kimpton G W F    Pte    1129    George William Fuller               24 Inf Bn    20    Miller    Single    Pres        

Address:    Kensington, Collett St, 60    

Next of Kin:    Kimpton, E C, father, 60 Collett St, Kensington    

Enlisted:    10 Mar 1915        

Embarked:     A14 Euripides 10 May 1915    

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Kimpton E C Pte 6882A brother

 

Flemington-Kensington Church News, March 1919

 

1129, Pte. G. W. F. Kimpton, 24th Batt., left Australia for Egypt on 8th May, 1915. After a short time there he was sent to Gallipoli, where he remained until the evacuation, a period of 16 weeks, He was then sent to France, where he has been in all the gallant enterprises of the 24th. He was wounded at Moquet Farm.

 

He was close comrade to the late Frank E. Lindsay of the same Battalion, who was first posted as missing and later as killed.

 

In April, 1917 George went to "Blighty " on leave, and got as far North as  Aberdeen with a dead comrades' effects to relatives there. While at Aberdeen he hail a breakdown in health, and was in hospital for 16 weeks. From recent letters our  soldier is well after his long service and we hope to have the pleasure of giving him a hearty welcome home.

 

Kimpton returned to Australia on 24 January 1919.

 

War Service Commemorated

Flemington-Presbyterian-Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

Kimptons Flour Mills Roll of Honour

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