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Jesse Curl MACKEY

Regimental number2843
Date of birth1 July 1890
Place of birthWalshingham, Norfolk, England
SchoolKing Edward VII Grammar School
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruby Helen Mackey, 36 Belmont Road, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date2 October 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: Thomas Oliver MACKEY, 1966, 18th Battalion
Other details

War service: Western Front

Married Ruby Helen Mackey at 36 Belmont Road, Mosman on 14 October 1916.

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 January 1917; marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Larkhill, 10 January 1917.

Found guilty, 27 January 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 22 January 1917, until 2100 hours, 26 January 1917: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, forfeits 12 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 16 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 2 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 8 April 1917; taken on strength of 3rd Pioneer Bn, 9 April 1917.

Admitted to No 9 Australian Field Ambulance, 28 June 1917 (exzema); transferred to No 10 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 July 1917; to No 9 Field Ambulance, 11 July 1917; to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 26 July 1917 (sycosis); to No 18 Ambulance Train, 27 July 1917; to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 28 July 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 27 July 1917; discharged to Details, 16 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 17 August 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 5 September 1917; rejoined 3rd Pioneer Bn, 9 September 1917.

Wounded in action, 18 October 1917; admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 October 1917; transferred to No 114 Casualty Clearing Station, 18 October 1917 (gunshot wound, chest); to No 24 Ambulance Train, 20 October 1917; to No 8 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 20 October 1917; to England, 27 October 1917; to Norfolk War Hospital, 27 October 1917 (gunshot wound, back); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 January 1918; discharged to furlough, 12 January 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 January 1918.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 11 March 1918.

Marched out of No 1 Command Depot, 27 March 1918, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Marched out of Overseas Training Depot, 2 April 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 3 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 August 1918; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 2 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 July 1937
Place of burialCremated Los Angeles, USA 16 July 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACKEY Jesse Curl

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