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John Robert McINTOSH

Regimental number722
Place of birthDuns, Berwickshire, Scotland
SchoolDuns Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrey Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWilliam McIntosh, Grey Street, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in Duns, Scotland; voluntary discharge.
Enlistment date24 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, Bullecourt Battle, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialAveluy Communal Cemetery (Row N, Grave 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.' Parents: William and Alice McINTOSH, 8 Grace Street, Unley, South Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditonary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Neuralia', 17 July 1915 (dysentery); transferred to Malta and admitted to Intafa Hospital, 24 July 1915; transferred to Ghain Tuffiah, 9 September 1915; to England, 26 October 1915, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol, 4 November 1915; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Parkhouse, 20 October 1916.

Taken on strength, Australian Detachment No 3, Parkhouse, 20 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 12th Bn, in the field, 9 January 1917.

Wounded in action, 14 April 1917 (compound fracture, left femur; multiple wounds left thigh and leg), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred same day to 9th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 15 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McINTOSH John Robert

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