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James Patrick McGINNESS

Regimental number2064
Place of birthRiverview', Framlingham, Victoria
SchoolSt Patricks College Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFramlingham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Katherine McGinness, River View, Framlingham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Mounted Rifles
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 39), FRance
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Catherine MCGINNESS, "Riverview", Framlingham, Victoria
Family/military connectionsLT, PJ McGinness, BR, DFC DGM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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