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James Donald McINTOSH

Regimental number913
Place of birthSale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 9.25"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMiss Myrtle Eva McIntosh, 8 Bond Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Artillery for 2 years; in the Rangers for 6 months.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Donald and Eliza MCINTOSH; husband of M.E. MCINTOSH. Native of Warnambool, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wopund, left shoulder); admitted to Convalescent Hospital, tigne, Malta, 4 May 1915; discharged to rejoin MEF, 19 May 1915; embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 18 June 1915; rejoined 8th Bn, 22 June 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 13 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 30 August 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred same day to Mudros; admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 2 September 1915 (paratyphoid); transferred to Convalescent Depot, 3 September 1915; rejoined unit from hospital, 24 September 1915.

Admitetd to No 3 Field Ambulance, 27 October 1915 (jaundice), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros; discharged to Anzac Advanced Base, 6 November 1915; transferred to Camp Sarpi, 9 November 1915, and rejoined Bn same day.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, Ferry Post, 25 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1910903: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 1914 Corporal E.M. HAYES, D Company, 60th Bn, 7 December 1916: 'My Platoon Sgt. - Sgt. B. Hayes, XV Pl, D. Co. with whom I was in hospital, told me he saw him lying about 10 yards from our parapet at Fleurbaix on July 19th, with his head blown off.'

Second statement, 3409 Pte F. MAHONEY, D Company, 60th Bn (patient, No 8 General Hospital, Rouen), 6 February 1917: 'Sergt. McIntosh was Informant's Plat. Sergt. (15 Pl.) and Informant saw him killed by shrapnel during the Fromelles attack on this date. He had not reached quite half way across when he was struck.'

Third statement, 2656 Pte A. PICKARD, D Company, 60th Bn, 3 May 1917: 'I did not see this man killed but I saw him lying dead after the great advance on the Fromelles Front on July 19th 1916. A fragment of shell passed through his head and he had many bullet wounds. He was section Sgt. and was leading an advance party 100 yds from front line parapet. I was out on patrol and found his dead body. He was buried behind "Dead-dog-Avenue" just at rear of firing line. 5th Pioneers buried him. I saw the cross with name etc over the grave.'

Fourth statement, 301 Pte C. ELLISON, 60th Bn, 26 June 1917: 'I saw his dead body in No Man's Land (badly injured) on July 20th. A marked grave very improbable.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McINTOSH James Donald
Red Cross File No 1910903

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