|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Occupation||Clerk and typist|
|Address||East Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Lynda Sybil Hossack McGilivray, 92 Parry Street, East Perth, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served as Sergeant in the 88th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Year of return incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 1914.|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McGILLIVRAY David Alexander Hossack|