KILWORTH, Edward William
(Service number N/N)

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Date 8 December 1893 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date (1) 29 May 1915; (2) 12 July 1917 Age (1) 21 years 4 months; (2) 23 years
Address at Enlistment (1) 298 Holydean Road, Christchurch; (2) 33 Peacock Street City, Christchurch
Occupation Baker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status (1) Single
Next of Kin George KILWORTH (father), Waimate South
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Pipe layer


Date 23 June 1981 Age 87 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 16, Plot 95NS
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edward William Kilworth was born on 8 December 1893 at Waimate, the fifth son of George and Jessie (née Hart) Kilworth. He was a baker in Christchurch when he first enlisted on 29 May 1915. He had registered for compulsory military training at Waimate. He was called up in 1917 and again enlisted. Although he had pronounced varicocele, it was “not of the kind to cause rejection” and he was passed fit. Edward married Amy Barrie in 1917.

Edward and his four surviving brothers were pall-bearers at the military funeral of his younger brother, Robert Clarence Kilworth at Waimate in December 1937. Both Robert and Frederick had served overseas in World War I. Edward William Kilworth died on 23 June 1981 at Christchurch and was buried with his wife at Bromley Cemetery.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [12 August 2020]; Bromley Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [13 August 2020]

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