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John Thomas McCAGUE

Regimental number7624
Date of birth13 March 1882
Place of birthMonaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland
AddressManangatang, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Winifred Marion McCague, Manangatang, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialRosieres Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary McCAGUE; husband of Winifred Marian McCAGUE, Manangatang, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 612 Corporal James Joseph McCAGUE, 5th Bn, died of wounds, 3 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Kantara, Egypt, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Southampton, England, 9 January 1918, and marched into 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

Charged with being absebt without leave from midnight, 7 February, till apprehended by Military Police at Temple Meads Railway Station at 7.40, 25 February 1918: charged dismissed, 27 February 1918, on production of satisfactory documentary medical evidence.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; taken on strength, 8th Bn, in the field, 21 April 1918.

Killed in action, 9 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCAGUE John Thomas

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