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John McKinnon


Regimental number  110

Place of birth: Gordon Brook, Clarence River, New South Wales

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation: Sawyer

Address: Obi Obi, via Nambour, N.C. Line, Queensland

Marital status: Single

Age at embarkation: 20

Height: 6′ 0.5″

Weight: 180 lbs

Next of kin  Father, A. McKinnon, Obi Obi, via Nambour, N.C. Line, Queensland

Previous military service: Nil

Enlistment date: 27 July 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll: 19 July 1915

Place of enlistment: Brisbane, Queensland

Rank on enlistment: Private

Unit name: 31st Battalion, Machine Gun Section

AWM Embarkation Roll number: 23/48/1

Embarkation details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915

disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company, 9 March 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.

Rank from Nominal Roll: Corporal

Promoted Corporal, Ferry Post, 15 April 1916.

Unit from Nominal Roll:  8th Machine Gun Battalion

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Fate: Killed in Action 20 July 1916

Age at death from cemetery records: 21

Place of burial    Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 31), France

Also known as Eaton Hall Cemetery; reported by Rev. F.G. Ward, attached to 8th Infantry Brigade.

Panel number, Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial  178

Miscellaneous information from

cemetery records          Parents: Alexander and Alice Gravener McKINNON, Nambour, Queensland

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal


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