|Place of birth||Gordon Brook, Clarence River, New South Wales|
|Address||Obi Obi, via Nambour, N.C. Line, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, A. McKinnon, Obi Obi, via Nambour, N.C. Line, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, Machine Gun Section|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|The Machine Gun Section of 31st Bn left from Melbourne on two ships, HMAT A62 'Wandilla', embarking on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41 'Bakara', embarking on 5 November 1915. From the Embarkation Rolls it is not possible to distinguish on which ship an individual sailed.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||8th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 31), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alexander and Alice Gravener McKINNON, Nambour, Queensland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne on board HT 'Wandilla'; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Transferred to 8th Machine Gun Company, 9 March 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.
Promoted Corporal, Ferry Post, 15 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Buried in Eaton Hall Cemetery; reported by Rev. F.G. Ward, attached to 8th Infantry Brigade.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McKINNON John|