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Archibald Gordon McASKILL

Regimental number2858
Date of birth6 February 1898
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolKapunda Public School, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMachinist
AddressAlberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMrs Mabel Blanche McAskill, c/o Mrs Crabbe, Logan Street, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialBapaume Post Military Cemetey (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John and M MCASKILL, Percy Street, Franklin, South Australia. Native of Alberton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 598 Warrant Officer Allen Morris McASKILL, 13th Machine Gun Company, returned to Australia.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Died of wounds received at Pozieres, France.

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