Topic: AIF - 3B - 9 LHR
9th LHR, AIF
9th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Albert John Kilsby
Albert John Kilsby
South Australian Mounted Rifles - Mount Gambier detachmentFrom 1891-1899, Albert John Kilsby served with the pre-Federation, South Australian Mounted Rifles, Mount Gambier detachment.
Queen Victorian Diamond Jubilee Contingent
In 1897 Albert John Kilsby formed part of the Queen Victorian Diamond Jubilee Contingent. The contingent of 24 men embarked from Adelaide on Friday 23 April 1897.
Boer War Service
91 Private Albert John Kilsby, 1st South Australian Mounted Rifles. His name is entered in Murray, p. 345.
454 Corporal Albert John Kilsby, 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen. He was promoted to Sergeant. His name is entered in Murray, p. 369. Kilsby's attestation paper is also available, click on the link.
Served in the Mount Gambier Troop of the 16th (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse Regiment and then the 1912 reformed 22nd (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse Regiment as a Sergeant. Kilsby's name is on the Nominal Roll of the 22nd (South Australian Mounted Rifles) Australian Light Horse Regiment, "C" Squadron.
Great War Service
A brief military biography of Albert John Kilsby from The AIF Project:
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Miss Emily Kilsby, Mount Gambier, South Australia|
|Enlistment date||24 October 1914|
|Rank on enlistment||Transport Sergeant|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 11 February 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia 6 September 1919|
|Other details|| |
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death||13 April 1939|
|Age at death||71|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 20 E), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
Acknowledgement: Reprinted with permission of the author, Andrew J. Kilsby, from Lions of the Day - The Colonial Contingents to Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 - The South Australians, (Melbourne 2008). Copies of this book may be obtained directly from Andrew who may be currently contacted at:
kilsbya at optusnet dot com dot au
On this same theme, Andrew is currently researching for a PhD at UNSW@ADFA under the title Australian Defence and The Rifle Club Movement 1850-1926. He would be interested to hear from anyone with information or interest around this topic. Please feel free to contact him.
Further Reading:9th Light Horse Regiment, AIF
Citation: 3 Sergeant Albert John Kilsby