|Place of birth||Newry, Ireland|
|Address||Wickepin, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Brother, M McGinnis, Tulleyha, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 7 years, Leinster Regiment, British Army (time expired).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Wickepin, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||28th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/45/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit 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 Roll||Private|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||28th Bn|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McGINNIS Arthur|