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Private 3160

59th Battalion


Mr. T Kiellerup of 5 Edsall St Malvern, Victoria

Melbourne, Victoria 10/5/1915

Age 20 years 1 month , 5'10", 10 stone, blue eyes and hair.



Missing in action during the battle of Fromelles, 19/7/16. Was declared dead that day by a court of enquiry

His name is on the memorial at VC Corner Cemetery Fromelles

He lived in Allambie and Leongatha as a child

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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