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Surname KILEY
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) John
Regimental Number 418
Unit Name 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen
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(from Sources as shown)

Murray: KILEY, died of pneumonia at Marandellas on 13.10.1900.
Price1: War Memorials Ballarat Sea Lake Canberra.
HAGSOC: Memorial Marondera.
URL1: KILBEY John 'D'Sqn. Vic. Imp. Bushmen, late of Boigbeat, died of enteric fever at Marrandellas 13.10.1900 aged 30, war memorial Sea Lake Vic.
B5179: born 1870 a farmer from Boigbeat Vic.
URL5: Tpr. J RILEY died of pneumonia at Marendellas c10.1900.
URL7: BERRIWILLOCK - A welcome home social was tendered at the Mechanics' Hall on Monday evening [26.8.1910] to Trooper TJ SMITH of the AIR. Trooper George A NEVILLE, also of the AIR, who was invalided home some months ago was also present. ... Feeling reference was made to the death of one of the local soldiers, Trooper John KILEY, who fell in South Africa. At the close a presentation of a handsome gold medal was made to Trooper SMITH.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 269 336
Price1: They Proved to all the Earth page(s) 40
HAGSOC: HAGSOC's South African Graves website
B5179: National Archives of Australia series B5179 item A
Droogleever: That Ragged Mob - 3VB & 4VIB page(s) 247, 284, 607
Barrier Miner: Barrrier Miner newspaper date(s) 17.10.1900
W. Mail: Western Mail newspaper date(s) 20.10.1900
Australasian: Australasian newspaper date(s) 20.10.1900
Argus: Melbourne Argus newspaper date(s) 29.8.1901
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Apology: For some time now it has been difficult to keep up with the newly available sources (especially the Trove newspaper site) plus the flow of contributions and queries. So I have been forced to prioritise maintenance and data entry over replying to correspondence. Nevertheless, your contributions are being added to the database and acknowledged on the contributions page and, although my replies are many months behind, I will attempt to get to them more often.
Colin Roe

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