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John Henry McDARRA

Regimental number576
Place of birthWagga Wagga, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressLindfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Dora McDarra, Lindfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Dora MCDARRA
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 September 1915 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); absconded from Liverpool Camp, Sydney, January 1916; struck off strength.

Re-enlisted, 21 November 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1773 John Thomas McDARRA for second period of service.
Date of death2 November 1933
Age at death40
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales

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