Francis David KIRKBY APM
Late of Kingsley, W.A.
Western Australia Police Force
Regd. # 2808
Rank: Superintendent – Retired
Stations: ?, Perth CIB, Scarborough CIB,
Service: From ? ? ? to ? ? ? = ? years Service
Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – awarded on 26 January 1993 ( Supt. )
Born: 6 February 1933
Died on: Thursday 22 March 2018
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Wednesday 4 April 2018 @ 10.30am
Funeral location: East Chapel, Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Whitfords Ave, Padbury, W.A.
Funeral Parlour: Mareena Purslowe Funerals, W.A.
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial located at: ?
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Slipped away quietly at age 85 on 22 March 2018. Dearly loved Husband of the late Veronica Kathleen. Treasured Father of Toni, Vicki and Brent. Father-in-Law of Robert, Anthony, Kristy, Linda and Steve. Cherished Poppy of Stacey, Scott, Kate, Jordan and Tyler. Loved extra Pop of Amber, Anthony, Leon and Rhonda.
Friday, 30 March 2018
Life’s journey never really ends because the wonderful memories of you will travel with us wherever we go. All our love Vicki, Anthony and Chloe.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
Sympathy to Frank’s family, so sorry to hear of his passing. Remembering happy times at Scarborough CIB with Frank, Bud and Bill.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018
CIB cricket and Bowls Club
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
KIRKBY (Frank ): The President, Committee and members of the WA Police Bowling Club extend to Frank’s family their sincere condolences. Frank was a long serving and valued member of our club and will be sadly missed.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Thursday 22 October 1981, page 3
Murder of baby alleged
A Supreme Court jury heard yesterday how a 17 year-old girl concealed from her parents that she was pregnant and then gave birth to a baby boy in her bedroom.
In an alleged statement given to the police, Miss Amelia Maria Martins said she was frightened her mother would hear the baby crying so she put a blanket over its face and suffocated it.
She then placed the baby’s body in a wardrobe overnight before burying it in the back yard the next morning.
Miss Martins, now 18, of Armadale, 34 kilometres from Perth, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of wilfully murdering a male child in Armadale on June 18 this year.
Mr Manuel Martins, the accused’s father, 43, told the jury through an interpreter how he had discovered an area of disturbed soil in the garden on June 19.
He had noticed some paper and part of a blanket with blood on it.
On further examination he had seen two fingers and some hair of what appeared to be a baby.
He said he had not known his daughter was pregnant as she always wore big dresses.
The accused’s mother, Mrs Maria Martins, also said she did not know her daughter was going to have a baby.
Detective-Sergeant Francis Kirkby, of Perth CIB, said he interviewed Miss Martins at her home on June 19. She had told him she had had the baby about 4pm the previous day in her bedroom on her own.
Sergeant Kirkby said Miss Martins then made a written statement which said she had become pregnant and decided not to tell her parents.
In the alleged statement, she said she woke up on June 18 with pains and, by the afternoon, they were coming closer together. She then had lain on her bed.
When the baby had come, she had cut the umbilical cord with a razor blade.
When the baby had begun to cry, she had put a blanket over the baby’s face.
She had not wanted to kill the baby “but I had to as I didn’t want mum to know I had a baby”, the alleged statement concluded.
West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954), Monday 20 May 1946, page 8
Football Causes Accident.
A football which rolled under the front wheel of a bicycle ridden by Francis David Kirkby (13) of 182 Sixth-avenue, Inglewood, about 11.40 a.m. on Saturday caused the lad to be thrown heavily to the roadway. He was unconscious when a St. John Ambulance arrived and took him- to the Perth Hospital suffering from concussion. It is understood that two small boys were throwing the ball to each other in Sixth-avenue when Kirkby rode down the street.
Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), Sunday 19 May 1946, page 1
FOOTBALL SPILLS CYCLIST
A football put a cyclist in hospital yesterday.
While 2 youngsters were throwing the ball to each other in 6th Avenue, Inglewood, Francis David Kirkby, 13, rode past on his bike.
Ball rolled under the lad’s front wheel, pitched him headlong onto the road.
Unconscious when St. John Ambulance arrived, he was taken to Perth Hospital with concussion.
Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 – 1950), Saturday 18 May 1946, page 25
Hurt When Bike Goes Over Ball
When the front wheel of his bicycle ran over a football during a street game today, a boy was thrown heavily to the roadway and suffered concussion. He is Francis David Kirkby (13), of Sixth Avenue, Inglewood.
It was reported to Constable Thomson, of the Perth Traffic Branch, that Kirkby and another boy, both on bicycles, were playing with a football with two other boys who were on foot. During the game, Kirkby ‘s machine ran over the ball and he fell. A St. John ambulance took him to the Perth Hospital.