Kirby, Frank



1891 - 1917
Rank Bombardier
Service no.L/32356
Regiment Royal Field Artillery ‘D’Baty 236thBde
DiedMay 6, 1917



School records give his date of birth as 10th August 1891 and the census returns infer that he was born in New South Wales Australia, He married Emma E Chapman in 1912 and they may have had 3 children

Phyllis J 1913, William W 1914, Frank H 1916

Emma E is still listed as widowed in 1939 at Percy Road

It seems the family were in Australia from 1886 – 1896


1911 census:  12 Richmond Road Leicester

KIRBY, William Head Married  M 55 1856 Bricklayers Labourer Rothley Leicestershire

KIRBY, Amy Martha Wife Married36 years  F 56 1855 None Leamington Warwickshire

KIRBY, Frank Son Single  M 19 1892 Rubber Hand Cycle Tyres West Maitland N S W A

KIRBY, George Son Single  M 15 1896 Rubber Hand Cycle Tyres West Maitland N S W A

KIRBY, John Bodley Son Single  M 10 1901 School Leicester

1901 Census 122, Cavendish Road, Leicester,

WilliamKirby Head Married Male 44 1857 Bricklayers Labourer Belgrave, Leics.

Amy MKirby Wife Married Female 46 1855 – Leamington, Warwickshire,

Edwin Kirby Son Single  Male 16 1885 Railway Van Boy Leicester,

Daisy Kirby Daughter Single Female 14 1887 Shoe Fitter Australia

Lily Kirby Daughter Single Female 11 1890 – Australia

Frank Kirby Son –  Male 9 1892 – Australia

George Kirby Son –  Male 5 1896 – Australia

John Kirby Son –  Male 0 1901 – Leicester,


Remembered with Honour

At Dickebusch New Military Cemetery

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