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Ralph Hugh McKINNON

Regimental number2383
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressHepburn, near Daylesford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McKinnon, Hepburn, near Daylesford, Victoria
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Place of enlistmentDaylesford, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Brigade Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in the attack East of YPRES on the 20th September, 1917. In the face of severe rifle fire and shelling, he brought his Mortar into position and rendered most valuable assistance by entirely breaking the enemy reorganisation for counter attack opposite his front.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death26 May 1949
Place of burialFranklinford Cemetery

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