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Sidney Edward McKINNON

Regimental number1561
Place of birthYass New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address38 Cameron Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret McKinnon, Rossi Street, Yass, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

'Consistently good work and devotion to duty since Battalion arrived in France.'
Recommendation date: 3 October 1916

FateKilled in Action 5 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialCalvaire Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lachlan and Margaret Ann S. MCKINNON. Native of Yass, New South Wales

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