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December 21, 2015

Macklain James Martin Kerby

by vipsinc

A Tunneller from the Ballarat Electorate:

Kerby via Tim FitzgeraldMacklain James Martin Kerby was born in Ballarat. He was a student of Grenville College before studying Chemistry at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1905.

Proud member of the Ballarat East Fire Brigade, where he listed on their Honour Board.

Sergeant Macklain J.M. Kerby (1364) enlisted on 10 January 1916, becoming a member of the 3rd Tunnelling Company.
He was listed as missing on 28 November 1916, and later announced killed in action on 27 November 1916, France.

He was buried in the Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, Hersin-Coupigny, Lens, Nord Pas de Calais, France.

http://miningmudmedals.org/Mack_J._M._Kerby
http://www.tunnellers.net/…/kerby_macklam_james_martin_1364…

(Photo thanks to Tim Fitzgerald)

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