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Private Ebenezer Birkin
Title : Private Ebenezer Birkin Private Ebenezer Birkin
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Source : Chronicle, 21 October 1916, p. 43, col. b
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : 1916
Format : Photograph
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Description :

Obituary, with portrait, of Private Ebenezer Birkin, of the 10th Battalion.

Private Birkin was the eldest son of Mr James and Mrs Hanna Birkin of Dowlingville, Yorke Peninsula, and brother of Mrs AB Edwards. He enlisted on 11 August 1915, at age 33, giving his occupation as a labourer, of Yorke Peninsula.

According to his military records, Private Birkin was stationed in Egypt from where, in June 1916, he was sent with reinforcements to France. On 23 August 1916 he was killed in action, and for over 20 years there was no known grave.

In 1936 the Imperial War Graves Commission located Private Birkin's remains near Pozieres, and he was interred 'with every measure of care and reverence' in the London Cemetery Extension, High Wood, Longueval, France. His name appears on the World War I Memorial Plaque at the Arthurton Council Chambers.

Related names :

Birkin, Ebenezer, 1881-1916

Period : 1914-1918
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :
Colliver, PH and Thomson, TM., Kalkabury became Arthurton, Arthurton : Centenary Committee, Arthurton, 1977
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