|Place of birth||North Williamstown, Victoria|
|Address||9 Union Street, Williamstown, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Minnie McInnes, 15 Dover Place, Williamstown, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3828 Pte Robert McINNES, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 June 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 23rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 January 1916.
Transferred to 5th Training Bn, 17 March 1916.
Admitted to 1st New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 3 April 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, Canal Zone, 18 April 1916.
Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 19 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, prnounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Handwritten note on Form B103: Presume Buried on No Man's Land at approx 5J0 90.43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1910610, 2654 Pte E. PHILLIPS, 59th Bn, 10 October 1917: 'I saw Casualty wounded in the head in a trench just before the "Hop over" on the 19th July, 1916 at Fleurbaix. Casualty was lying down in the trench. He said he did not feel too bad at the time.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McINNES Donald
Red Cross file 1910610