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Kenneth MACRAE

Regimental number4327
Place of birthBroadford, Inverness, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 10.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinSister, Annie MacRae, Broadford, Inverness Shire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBroken Hill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1918
Discharge date30 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France from 8th Training Bn, 5 April 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 April 1917.

Marched out to unit, 8 April 1917; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 12 April 1917.

Found guilty, 12 July 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 4 July 1917, until 2300 hours, 6 July 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and total forfeiture of 16 days' pay.

Detached to Corps' Water Supply, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 6 October 1917.

Detached to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 October 1917.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 21 October 1917; transferred to No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 21 October 1917; to No 26 Ambulance Train, 22 October 1917 (bronchitis); to No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, 23 October 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 27 October 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 4 November 1917.

Marched out to unit, 10 November 1917; rejoined 32 Bn, 14 November 1917.

Detached to Australian Corps Cookery School, 2 August 1918; rejoined unit, 12 September 1918.

On leave to England, 26 October 1918.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, 29 October 1918 (influenza); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 November 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 16 November 1918 (debility).

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 13 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1919; discharged Adelaide, 30 April 1919.

Total war service: 2 years 193 days (of which 2 years 99 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1920
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACRAE Kenneth

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