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Henry James McINNES

Regimental number547
Place of birthQueanbeyan, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShearer
AddressAmungula, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Gilbert A McInnes, Amungula, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 5th Supplement, No. 30, 746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 20 July 1919
Discharge date21 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 25 August 1915. Transferred to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 29 August 1915, and posted to D Squadron.

Disembarked Alexandria (general Gallipoli evacuation), 25 December 1915.

Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment and promoted Corporal, 22 February 1916.

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 15 March 1916 (scabies); discharged, 20 March 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 8 June 1917.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 11 May 1918 (debility); discharged to Rest Camp, 20 May 1918. Appointed 2nd Squadron Sergeant Major, 28 April 1919; Squadron Sergeant Major, 29 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 22 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged, 21 January 1920.

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

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