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Thomas MACKEY

Regimental number3599
Place of birthKorong Vale, Victoria
True NameMACKIN, Terence Joseph
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSunshine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height6' 0"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Burton, Sunshine, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 2nd [Victorian?] Contingent, South African (Boer) War.
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord) (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 77), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Ellen MACKIN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Died of wounds, No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension by Reverend A. F. Fenn, 21 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACKEY Thomas

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