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James John McGRATH

Place of birthCounty Clare, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic), Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Killarney', Egerton Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Madge McGrath, 'Killarney', Egerton Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War.
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
FateKilled in Action 21 July 1917
Place of death or woundingNot Known
Age at death45
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 12), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James John and Sarah MCGRATH
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGRATH James John

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