KILBY, Athol Carlyle

  1. Service Details
  2. Personal Details
  3. Unit and Rank Details
  4. Commemoration
  5. Notes
  6. Sources

Service Details

Branch of Service
World War I
Date of Enlistment
Date of Discharge
Place of Enlistment
Sydney NSW

Personal Details

Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Hall ACT
Address (at enlistment)
'Eneagh Hill' via Hall ACT
School(s) Attended
Hall Public School
Farm hand
Next of Kin
James Kilby (father), 'Eneagh Hill' via Hall, ACT

Unit and Rank Details

Service Number
Final Rank
Final Unit
12 Light Horse Regiment AIF


Hall Memorial Grove, Victoria Street, Hall ACT
Roll of Honour, Hall Public School
Roll of Honour, Wattle Park Church, Barton Highway, Hall


Athol Kilby was born at 'The Falls' at Parkwood, not far from Hall and enlisted with his brother Keith in Sydney on 12 June 1918. He left Australia on October 1918 reaching Suez, Egypt in mid November and was allotted to the 12th Light Horse Regiment. He returned to Australia in August 1919 and was discharged on 13 September 1919. He married in 1927 and farmed at 'Holmwood', just over the border in NSW. He and his brother Keith were also business partners and acquired several soldier settler leases in the Belconnen and Hall districts after the war. Kilby also served in World War 2. He died in September 1962.

Description - height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 158 pounds, chest 34-37 inches, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Methodist.


Rex Cross, 'Bygone Queanbeyan', 1980
Lyall Gillespie, 'Ginninderra - Forerunner to Canberra', 1992
Lyall Gillespie, 'The Southwell Family, pioneers of the Canberra district', 1988
G.A. Mawer, 'When Hall Answered the Call', 2015
Leon Smith, 'Memories of Hall', 1975
NAA RecordSearch - Series B2455 (First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920)
Queanbeyan Age - 1 October 1918, 16 August 1919, 16 December 1919
ArchivesACT, 'Repat & Rabbits - WW1 Soldier Settlement in the ACT',

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Memorial post and plaque, Hall Memorial Grove

Memorial post and plaque, Hall Memorial Grove

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