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Regimental number1028
Place of birthNewry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinBrother, M McGinnis, Tulleyha, Co Antrim, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years, Leinster Regiment, British Army (time expired).
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 May 1915
Place of enlistmentWickepin, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)28th Bn
Discharge date10 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli) on HT 'Ivernia', 4 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Sick to hospital, 25 June 1916; discharged to duty, 26 June 1916. Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 18 July 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 19 July 1916; to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 25 July 1916; to 6th Convalescent Depot, 2 August 1916; discharged to No 2 Base Depot, Etaples, 4 August 1916; marched out, 14 August 1916; rejoined unit, 17 August 1916.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 2 November 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 November 1916; to 4th General Hospital, Camiers, 7 November 1916; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 15 November 1916; to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeaux, 4 January 1917; discharged to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 4 January 1917. Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 11 January 1917. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England on 'St. Andrew', 16 January 1917; admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, 17 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 2 February 1917. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 February 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 February 1917; moved out, 20 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 23 May 1917. Discharged as being medically unfit for military service, Perth, 10 August 1917 (bronchitis, senility).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGINNIS Arthur

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