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Killmister, H J

Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension

Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 4 February 1919

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 5 February 1919

Roll of Honour. After many months of anxiety the relatives of Sergeant Harold John (Jack) Kilmister of the Australians, have received news that the soldier was killed in action on 1 September 1918. The deceased soldier, who was in his 27th year, was the eldest son of the late Mr D Kilmister, a brother of Mr R Kilmister of Boots Cash Chemists and nephew of Mr J T Turner of Clare Street. He left Jersey about 9 years ago and at the outbreak of hostilities was in San Francisco. He promptly crossed over to Australia and joined the Imperial Forces of that colony. He proceeded to Egypt and after seeing service against the Turks was transferred to France. During December 1916 he was wounded in the fighting in France but having recovered returned to the Front and was killed on the date mentioned above, presumably on the Arras front. We tender the relatives of this gallant Jersey Colonial our sincere sympathy.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Harold John Killmister

Sergeant Harold John (Jack) Killmister
54th Battalion, Australian Infantry

Eldest son of the late Mr D Kilmister

Killed in action, aged 26 years.

Commemorated on St Pauls School Memorial
and St Pauls Church Memorial

Australian service records