KIRBY, Denis
(Service number 66169)

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Date 12 January 1883 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date 3 October 1917 Age 34 years 9 months
Address at Enlistment 58 High Street, Timaru
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mr D. KIRBY (brother), 58 High Street, Timaru
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 6 feet. Weight 166 lbs. Chest measurement 35-38½ inches. Complexion dark. Eyes grey. Sigh - both eyes 6/6. Hearing and colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full and perfect movement of limbs. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. No notification for consumption. No treatment in a sanatorium or mental institution. No absence from work through ill health or accident.

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Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
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Biographical Notes

Denis KIRBY was the son of Irish-born parents, John and Catherine (née REARDON) KIRBY, of 58 High Street, Timaru.


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