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Adam McALLISTERxxx

Place of birthWarwick, Queensland
SchoolWas educated at home
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPermanent soldier
AddressTenterfield, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth McAllister, Tenterfield, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 7 May 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death48
Other detailsDied of gunshot wound to lung and pneumonia. Was a professional Military Staff Officer. Served in South Africa. Was with the Australian Light Horse for about 30 years. Joined with old Upper Clarence Light Horse under Captain Channel. Was sent to England in 1897 and also fought in Africa under Colonel Antill. Was wounded there and returned to Australia. Details from his wife, Mrs Lucy E McAllister, 15 Parramatta Road, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales.

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