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John Joseph McRAE

Regimental number31835
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address318 Belmont Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29.10
Height5' 5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M K McRae, 346 Belmont Street, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date8 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 17 February 1917; marched into Australian Details, Perham Downs, 18 February 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 May 1917; taken on strength, 4th Division Ammunition Column, 29 May 1917.

Appointed Driver, 26 September 1917.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 May 1918 (accidental injury: gun shot wound, lacerated right knee), and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 31 May 1918; to England, 3 June 1918, and admitted to War Hospital, Croydon; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 17 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918, for onward overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right knee), Sydney, 8 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 September 1929
Age at death42
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. RC 10, 1668), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McRAE John Joseph

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