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John McDonald IRVINE

Regimental number4824
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Address68 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Irvine, 68 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John (d. 13 July 1922) and Christina IRVINE
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Found guilty, 6 June 1916, of (1) being absent from CO's parade; (2) unclean mess tin: awarded 7 days' pack drill.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1410407: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRVINE John McDonald
Red Cross File No 1410407

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