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James Joseph McCAGUE

Regimental number612
Place of birthMonaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland
SchoolNumurkah State School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia4
AddressChillingollah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.725"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Hugh A. McCague, Chillingollah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSwan Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 November 1917
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row HH, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary McCAGUE
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7624 Pte John Thomas McCAGUE, 8th Bn, killed in action, 9 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 20 May 1915.

Sick to hospital, 6 September 1916; admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Australian & New Zealand Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 25 October 1915; discharged to duty (fit for service), 9 November 1915.

Transferred to Cyclists' Corps, 20 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916; taken on strength, Cyclists' Corps, 12 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Anzac Cyclists' Bn, 9 July 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 June 1916; promoted Corporal, 12 August 1916.

Transferred to 5th Bn, 30 June 1917.

Reverted to Private at own request, 30 June 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 22 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 3 November 1917 (shrapnel wound, right arm and abdomen), and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 3 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCAGUE James Joseph

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