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James Arthur McNEILL

Regimental number26383
Date of birth28 October 1890
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStonemason
Address56 Holterman Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M McNeill, 56 Holterman Street, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameReinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 14 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date17 October 1919
Other detailsWas admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, Norwich, England on 7 November 1917 suffering from gas poisoning. Was christened James Archibald but later changed his name to James Arthur. Worked as a Stonemason prior to enlisting, and after the war returned to this trade until ill health forced his retirement
Date of death14 November 1925
Place of burialRookwood Presbyterian Cemetery on 16 November 1925

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