|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Strathbogie, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph Mackrell, Strathbogie PO, Strathbogie, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/14/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance|
War service: Western Front
Embarked from Melbourne, 18 October 1916; disembarked Sierra Leone, West Africa, and transferred to 'Borda', 2 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Pioneer Bn, 19 April 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 14 March 1918; rejoined unit, 8 April 1918. Detached as Loader to Australian Army Service Corps, 20 November 1917; to16th Company, AASC, 21 November 1918; to 17th Company, AASC, 6 December 1918. On leave to England, 15 February 1919; rejoined 2nd Pioneer Bn, 8 March 1919. Admitted to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 10 April 1919 (chancroid); transferred to 7th General Hospital, 15 April 1919; to England, 18 April 1919, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital; discharged, 20 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 4 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 August 1919; discharged, 5 September 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal[Grandson stated that in later life MACKRELL had significant health problems - emphysema and pleurisy - which he attributed to the use of a faulty gas mask during a German gas attack.]
|Date of death|
|Age at death||91|
|Place of burial||Colac Cemetery, Victoria|