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John William McPHEE

Regimental number766
Place of birthBell, Queensland
ReligionProtestant
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.5
Height5' 11"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah McPhee, Bell via Dalby, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 30 months in the Australian Light Horse, Bell.
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 17 May 1915 (gun shot wound, finger, right hand: slight).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 31 August 1915 (venereal disease).

Posted as a deserter, 21 November 1915.

Declared a deserter, 10 February 1916.

War medals: forfeited eligibility to war medals.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2367 John McPHEE for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McPHEE John William

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