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David Alexander Hossack McGILLIVRAY

Date of birth11 August 1892
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk and typist
AddressEast Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 10"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lynda Sybil Hossack McGilivray, 92 Parry Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant in the 88th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 November 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Year of return incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 1914.
Discharge date9 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 16 May 1916; appointment terminated, 29 September 1916 (perjury).

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France,17 May 1917; taken on strength of 27th Bn, in the field, 20 May 1917.

Proceeded to England, 25 August 1917, for return to Australia.

Commenced return to Australia, 27 September 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 12 November 1917; appointment terminated (discharged: services no longer required), 9 October 1918.

Originally deemed ineligible for war medals (unsigned memo stated 'I think we have got to accept that this officer was removed for misconduct ... He is not eligible for medals'.); decision reversed, Board Proceedings, 14 August 1922.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGILLIVRAY David Alexander Hossack

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