Topic: Wilfrid KIRKLEY

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1901 English Census family at 21 Holland St, Kensington, London. Father is a Solicitor.

Age on enlistment: 34 years 11 3/4 months.

Eyes: Brown/Hazel                                         

Height: 5' 8"                                         Complexion: Medium    

Weight: 160lb                                       Chest: 37" -  39½"

Previous Military Experience: Served 7 years with London Scottish.

Also advise of any casualty to Edward Aylon Esq., 71 Grosvenor St, Grosvenor Square, London W.

Daughter Hilda went to Foxton School but left 11 Nov 1918 to go to Hastings

Probate: Will,  Archives NZ, Wellington.

Annie married again in 1927 to William Simon Wauchop.

Can’t find a marriage for Hilda or Marion in NZ up to 1956.

In 1921, 14 October, ?Annie was in England as her address is then c/o AC Halligen Esq., 27 Capthall Ave, London EC.

Unassisted Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852 - 1923: KIRKLEY W Mr age 25 years, June 1907, "Orontes"

Wilfrid's nephew, Wilfred James Kirkley (son of Cedric) died a POW in WW11. 


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Date of birth:23 June 1881
Date of death:17 September 1916
Place of birth:South Shields, Co Durham, England
Awards:British War Medal, Victory Medal
Occupation:Self employed Farmer
Last known residence:Johnston St, Foxton & 8 Boulcott Tce, Wellington
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Flers, France
Marriage date:24 November 1908
Place of marriage:Foxton by Rev GW Woodward
Spouses name:Annie Elizabeth (nee Collins) married 24 November 1908, Foxton by Rev GW Woodward.
Children:Hilda Emily and Marion Clara
Fathers name:James Kirkley
Fathers date of birth:abt 1852
Fathers place of birth:South Shields, Durham, England
Fathers occupation:Solicitor
Mothers name:Agnes Emily
Mothers date of birth:abt 1857
Mothers place of birth:Scotland
Siblings:James , Hilda , Aidan , Cedric married in NZ, Elsie Myrtle Symons, and Egbert
Date of arrival overseas:10 April 1916
Theatres of war:Western Europe 1916
War memorial:Foxton
Place enlisted:Palmerston North
Christian names:Wilfrid
Place of arrival overseas:Suez
Overseas memorial:Caterpillar Valley (NZ) Memorial
School:1891 Sea Bark House Boarding Scholl, Alnmouth, Northumberland, England (brother James is also there)
Wars:WW 1
Service number:8/4435
Date enlisted:12 July 1915
Final rank:Second Lieutenant
Regiment or service:1st Bn Wellington Regiment NZEF (Ruahine Ccompany)
Embarkation date:04 March 1916
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