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Regimental number2944
Place of birthNewcastle-on-Tyne, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCullen Bullen, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 7"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, James McGeary, Balgownie, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1917
Date of death12 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Roman Catholic, Plot L, Grave No. 735), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Rosa MCGEARY. Native of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date15 August 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: chronic rheumatism), 15 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

Died, 12 November 1917, 4th Australian General Hospital, Randwick (sarcoma, right tibia, and asthenia).
Date of death12 November 1917
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGEARY James

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