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Clyde Guthrie McKECHNIE

Regimental number2960
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation worker
AddressSpring Hill, Fenton's Creek, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.5
Height5' 10"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, William McKechnie, Spring Hill, Fenton's Creek, Victoria
Previous military serviceDid 6 months Complusory Military Training; served for 6 months in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A25 Anglo Egytian on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Discharge date18 September 1919
Family/military connectionsSister: Nurse Christina Ralston McKECHNIE, Australian Army Nursing Service, returned to Australia, 13 April 1919; Brother: 3528 Pte William Allan McKECHNIE, 4th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 29 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Madras', 28 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKECHNIE Clyde Guthrie

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