|Place of birth||Co Armagh, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||15 Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Lillian McKinley, 15 Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 51st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.
Transferred to 4th Pioneer Bn, 16 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, 11 June 1916.
Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 19 June 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined Bn, in the field, 25 June 1916.
Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 1 September 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 28 October 1916.
Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 25 November 1916; transferred to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 29 November 1916 (hypermetrophia); to No 5 Ambulance Train, 4 December 1916; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 5 December 1916; to England, 8 December 1916, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol; discharged on furlough, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 January 1917.
Marched into No 1 Command Depot, 27 February 1917, after being an illegal absentee; entry subsequently amended to show that the soldier went sick while on furlough and was still sick when declared an illegal absentee.
Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth for return to Australia, 20 May 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: overage, senility), Perth, 28 July 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McKINLEY William John|