Rifleman Joseph Walter Kirby

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

26 Sep 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Luton Corporation

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

9 Old Bedford Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 18th October 1917
Rifleman Joseph Walter Kirby

Rifleman Joseph Walter Kirby, 474416, 2/12th Battalion London Regiment (ex-1907, Royal Army Medical Corps), was killed in action on September 26th, 1917. A letter from the Front said he was shot in the head by a German sniper.

The 23-year-old was a son of Walter and Rose Kirby, of 9 Old Bedford Road, Luton. He enlisted first in the East Anglian Royal Engineers at the outbreak of war, having been a shoeing-smith employed in the Luton Corporation Yard. He was transferred to several other regiments before finally joining the London Regiment.

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Rifleman Joseph Walter Kirby

Author: Deejaya

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