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John McRAE

Regimental number4178
Place of birthHawker, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.4
Height5' 4.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada McRae, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date8 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 51901 Pte Colin McRAE, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 8 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McRAE John

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