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Archie McGILP

Regimental number2653
Place of birthBorung, Victoria
AddressBuckley Swamp, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, N McGilp, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Kent Fedorowich
Discharge date14 October 1919
Other details

Warrant issued for his arrest, 17 July 1915, on the grounds of being a deserter from Seymour Camp, 12 July 1915.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 14 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 September 1953
Age at death59
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA B2455 1944260

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