Otto Kiellerup

Name   Otto Kiellerup

Number   Private 3160

Battalion    59th Battalion

Place of Birth   Toolamba

Next of Kin   Mr. T Kiellerup of 5 Edsall St Malvern

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 10/5/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 20 years 1 month 5’10”, 10 stone, blue eyes and hair.

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Grocer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action during the battle of Fromelles on 19/7/1916. He was declared to have been killed in action on that day at a court of enquiry held on 29/8/1917.

Location of memorial

His name is on the memorial at VC Corner Cemetery Fromelles

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He lived in Allambie and Leongatha as a child

Military History

  • He was a Leongatha State School past student
  • He was in the senior cadets for 2 years
  • • 10/7/15 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 26/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth
  • 23/2 16 He went to the 6th Training Battalion at Zeitoun
  • 29/2/16 He went to the 58th Battalion at Tel el Kebir
  • 15/3/16 He transferred to the 59th Battalion
  • 9/5/16 He became a Corporal
  • 18/6/16 He embarked Alexandria on Kinfauns Castle
  • 29/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 19/7/16 He was killed in the field
  • His father died and his mother Bertha J L Kiellerup of 9 Margaret St Murrumbeena became his next of kin.
  • Otto had a brother Fred Charles Kiellerup, 1047, 6th Battalion. He was KIA at Gallipoli. He was 31 years 10 months, married and born in Narandera. His wife’s address was 27 Rivers St Richmond
  • Genius Rudolph Kiellerup 3163 was in the 59th, earlier in the 58th and 23rd was also Otto’s brother
  • Bertha Kiellerup received the scroll 17/11/21 and victory medal 25/2/23
  • Bertha was granted a pension of 53/3 per fortnight from 14/9/17

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