Kyle Alexander Flower
Serial No. 37870
3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Kyle Alexander Flower - Information
Kyle Alexander Flower was born in Campbelltown in May 1891. He was living in Sydney with his family and was working as a bank manager when the war began. Just before his 26th birthday, he decided to enlist in the AIF, joining up in Sydney on the 17th of April 1917. He commenced his training at the Royal Showground Camp where he was made a Gunner with the Field Artillery.
Kyle embarked Sydney Harbour on the 5th of November 1917 aboard the HMAT Port Sydney bound for war. He landed at Suez in mid December, before going to England for further training. Kyle was then shipped to France in April 1918, arriving at Rouelles Base. On the 1st of May, he was taken on strength to the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade. Kyle strived to protect the soldiers on the Western Front, helping them to push the enemy back following the German Spring Offensive. He was then wounded when his section was gassed on the 17th of August. After recovering in England, Kyle returned to his unit in France a few weeks after the Armistice was signed. Kyle was sent back to Australia on the 9th of July 1919, and arrived home in October.