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John Patrick McKINERY

Regimental number1824
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address196 Albert Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4.25"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edward Patrick McKinery, 196 Albert Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

Declared by Board, Broadmeadows Camp, 10 May 1916, to be a Deserter; however, he had already embarked from Melbourne, 4 April 1916, with the 58th Bn, 2nd Reinforcements.

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 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, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1910711: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKINERY John Patrick
Red Cross File No 1910711

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