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Regimental number1192
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) School Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
OccupationSchool teacher
Addressc/o Empire Hotel, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Alexander McGinnes, Botany Road, Botany, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name35th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alex and Rose Ann Porter MCGINNES, Moombria Street, Crow's Nest, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Lanarkshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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