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William James Blair McKEAN

Regimental number1790
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressRed Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helen Barbara May McKean, Globe Street, Grove Estate, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service8th Infantry
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919

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