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John Joseph McKEW

Regimental number3190
Date of birth2 March 1893
Place of birthUltimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address17 Broughton Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinBrother, J H McKew, Goodsir Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date10 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit: debility, loss of left thumb), Sydney, 10 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Enlisted, 8 August 1919 (Special Services, AIF); embarked Sydney, 19 August 1919; disembarked London, 27 October 1919.

Found guilty, 8 January 1920, of being absent without leave from 29 December 191 to 3 January 1920: forfeited 6 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Charged at Bow Street Magistrates' Court with obstructing Police: fined £1.

Commenced return to Australia, 22 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment) Sydney, 26 March 1920.
Place of burialCremated. Ashes interred in St Alban's Anglican Church, Belmore, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKEW John Joseph

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