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Regimental number1708
Place of birthTownsville Queensland
OccupationEngine driver
AddressWallendbeen, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinSon, John McMeekin, Garden Street, Marubra, Kensington South, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 April 1918
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 16), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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