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Joseph Hugh McILWAINE

Regimental number1171
Place of birthCastlegate, County Antrim, Ireland
Place of birthKOONWARRA, VICTORIA
SchoolCastlegate Public School, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinJ McIlwaine, Koonwarra, South Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1145
FateDied of wounds 13 March 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row L, grave No. 169), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
DATE OF DEATH SHOWN AS 13TH MAY, 1915. Parents: John and Sarah MCILWAINE, Leongatha, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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