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John Ferguson MACALLISTER

Regimental number6547
Place of birthIsle of Skye, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBusiness manager
Address10 Henson Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 4.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs M. Macallister, 10 Henson Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Dougal and Marion MACALLISTER
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 21 November 1916.

Marched into 1st Training Bn, Larkhill, 11 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 April 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 11 April 1917.

Attached for duty to Records, Anzac Section, 19 April 1917; rejoined 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 4 June 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 11 June 1917.

Promoted Acting Sergeant, 26 July 1917.

Proceeded to England, 26 September 1917, and reverts to the ranks of Lance Corporal the same day (classified as fit for Permanent Base service only); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchisses', 1 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 3 January 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit: senility), 14 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death12 September 1938
Age at death77
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACALLISTER John Ferguson

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