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John Joseph McGUIRE

Regimental number6360
Place of birthStrathetown, Ireland
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Perth, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia8
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWicker worker
AddressSubiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinFather, John McGuire, 309 Perth Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 86th Infantry for 2.6 years; in the Garrison Guard for 1.6 years.
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
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
FateKilled in Action 25 December 1917
Place of death or woundingNot Known
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialProwse Point Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 3), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret MCGUIRE, 309 Perth Street, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of Strathetown, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916. Admitted to ship's hospital, 24 December 1916; discharged from hospital, 28 December 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 5 days. Disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917, and marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Found guilty, 20 March 1917, of neglecting to obey Routine Orders in that he was found in Orcheston, 18 March, out of bounds without a pass: awarded 2 days' confined to camp and forfeited 2 days' pay. Found guilty, 24 April 1917, of neglecting to obey Routine Orders in that he was out of bounds without a pass, 21 April: awarded 7 days' confined to camp and forfeited 1 day's pay. Found guilty, 9 May 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 30 April 1917, to midnight, 7 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp and forfeited 14 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 June 1917. admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 June 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 5 July 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 15 days.

Admitted to 40th Stationary Hospital, Havre, 15 July 1917 (synovitis, left knee; injury sustained in the course of training; soldier in 'no way to blame'); discharged to 4th Convalescent Depot, 12 August 1917; to 39th General Hospital, 12 August 1917 (scabies); discharged to Base, 19 August 1917; taken on strength, 27th Bn, 31 August 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 25 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPreviously (October 1915) rejected for AIF enlistment on account of having no natural teeth.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGUIRE John Joseph

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