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John Sinclair McKECHNIE

Regimental number7620
Place of birthLornwood, Balmoral, Victoria
SchoolHamilton Western District College, Victoria
AddressLoco Station, Hillston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, H McKechnie, Carmichael Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1917
Age at death29
Place of burialGodewaersvelde British Cemetery (Plot I, row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hugh and Isabella MCKECHNIE, Carmichael Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6387 Driver Hugh Alexander McKECHNIE, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.

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