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William John McGUIRK

Regimental number1799
Date of birth29 November 1895
Place of birthBinda, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressColchester Hall, Woodcourt Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella McGuirk, Colches Hall, Marrickville, Woodcourt Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Faterta 09/06?1915
Discharge date28 May 1917
Other details

Admitted to Isolation Detention Barracks, Abbassia, 9 June 1915 (venereal disease).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kyarra', 9 June 1915(venereal); disembarked Fremantle; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 28 May 1917.

War medals: not eligible

Medals subsequently restored.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as McQUIRK.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGUIRK William John

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