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James Benson McGARVIE

Regimental number2849
Date of birth11 January 1887
Place of birthPomborneit, Victoria
SchoolPomborneit State School No. 1031, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPomborneit, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, Richard McGarvie, Pomborneit, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1918
Discharge date25 April 1918 - Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private William Alfred McGARVIE, Regimental No. 4343, 8th Battalion, returned to Australia 24 June 1916; Brother: Sergeant Richard Fleming McGARVIE, Regimental No. 4264, Army Veterinary Corps Details, returned to Australia 19 June 1919; Cousin: Private David McGARVIE, Regimental No. 706, 8th Light Horse, returned to Australia 4 November 1915; Cousin: Sergeant Keith McGARVIE, Regimental No. 420, 8th Battalion, returned to Australia 29 July 1915
Other detailsServed 557 days (443 days of which were spent abroad)
Date of death29 December 1958
Age at death71
Place of burialColac Cemetery, Victoria

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