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James John McGUIRE

Regimental number834
Place of birthBoggabri, New South Wales
SchoolGunnedah Convent School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWee Waa Street, Boggabri, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinFather, T McGuire, Boggabri, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Trooper in the 1st Australian Light Horse.
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
FateDied of wounds 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialNamps-Au-Val British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
122
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Joseph's Catholic Church (Station of the Cross 8: presented by T McGUIRE in memory), Gunnedah, New South Wales. Parents: Thomas and Emma McGUIRE, Boggabri, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 533 Pte George Francis McGUIRE, 7th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 9 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; found guilty, Fremantle, 23 May 1916, of disobedience of orders in that he brought spiritous liquors aboard ship: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 17 January 1917 (scabies); transferred to NZ Casualty Clearing Station, 18 January 1917; discharged to duty, 23 January 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 3 February 1917 (scabies); discharged same day to Divisional Rest Station; admitted to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 February 1917;

Wounded in action, 16 April 1918; died of wounds, same day, 41st Casualty Clearing Station.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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