Wilfred Masters Kirkbride (1896 - 1961)

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Birth

at family home,
262 station street, Carlton North, victoria County, Victoria Australia

Death

at flemington,
129 mount alexander road, flemington, melbourne County, Victoria Australia
Cause of death: cancer & heart attack

Cause of death

cancer & heart attack

Burial / Funeral

at Melbourne General Cemetery,
College Crescent, Parkville, VIC Australia

Obituary

Last Known Residence

129 mount alexander road, flemington, melbourne County, victoria Australia

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Family

Father: George Frith Kirkbride
Mother: Alice Isabella Wood Kirkbride
Siblings: Walter Leslie Kirkbride, Wilfred Masters Kirkbride, Alfred Kirkbride, George Thomas Kirkbride, and Frank Kirkbride

Wife: Mary Ellen Macbeth

Wife: Gladys Nellie (Kavanagh) Kirkbride
Children with Gladys: Heather Louise Kirkbride

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Professions

drummer and motor trimmerKIRKBR

Military Service

world war one

Middle name

Masters

Surnames

Ethnicity

scottish

Nationality

australia

Religion

presyberterian

Gender

Male

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1896 - In the year that Wilfred Masters Kirkbride was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

1923 - By the time he was 27 years old, on September 1, an earthquake - the Great Kanto earthquake - destroyed one-third of Tokyo. Measuring 7.9 and with a reported duration of between 4 and 10 minutes, casualties totaled about 142,800 deaths, including about 40,000 who went missing and were presumed dead.

1924 - By the time he was 28 years old, Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

1942 - At the age of 46 years old, Wilfred was alive when from January 7th through April 9th, the Battle of Bataan was fought in the Philippines. At the end of the battle, the U.S. and Filipino forces surrendered and a three-year occupation of the Philippines by Japan began. Between 60,000 and 80,000 American and Filipino soldiers surrendered and were marched around 60 to 69 miles - most were beaten, abused, or killed. Named the Bataan Death March, it was later declared to be a war crime.

1961 - In the year of Wilfred Masters Kirkbride's passing, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

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KIRKBRIDE- On Aug.30, at his home, 129 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington, Wilfred Masters,dearly loved husband of Gladys Nellie, and loving father of Heather Louise. Through the Valley ( Melbourne Sun)

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