Regimental number 110
Place of birth: Gordon Brook, Clarence River, New South Wales
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
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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