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James McCRAE

Regimental number1205
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
Place of birthCamperdown, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, Camperdown, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressCamperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J L McCrae, Camperdown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 2 years with 20th Light Horse as trooper.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied as a result of accident 15 June 1916
Place of death or woundingAbu-el-Ahhdar, Egypt
Age at death22.7
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTell El Kebir War Memorial Cemetery (Grave No. 41), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James L. and Margaret MCCRAE, 56 Westbourne Grove, Northcote, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin of James McCrae Hancock (Barrister) of Moonee Ponds killed in action.

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