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John Thomas McKELL

Regimental number2691
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 0"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, John McKell, Murray Street, Hay, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date22 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917; disembarked Sydney, 26 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, chest and left thigh), Sydney, 22 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death22 October 1947
Age at death50
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 8, 2465), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKELL John Thomas

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