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John Macquarie ALCORN

Date of birth1 January 1881
Place of birthWest Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressWalcha, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height6' 0"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E R Alcorn, c/o Mrs Erratt, Walcha, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Army Medical Corps; previously rejected for enlistment on account of defective eyesight, left eye.
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 21 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1919
Discharge date26 May 1919
Other details

War service: sea transports.

Enlisted for home service, 17 July 1915; in the AIF, 21 March 1916.

Embarked from Australia, 21 March 1916. Commenced return to Australia, 10 July 1916; re-embarked, 31 October 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916.

Re-embarked, 14 June 1917; taken on strength, 3rd Australian General Hospital, 13 September 1917; transferred to 2nd Division AAMC, 18 September 1917; attached to 7th Field Ambulance, 20 September 1917; deached with 13th Field Ambulance, 24 September 1917; rejoined 7th Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917; attached as RMO to 26th Bn, 26 September 1917; rejoined 7th Field Ambulance, 5 November 1917; attached to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 15 November 1917; to 1st Anzac Reinforcements Camp, 27 November 1917; as MO, HQ Australian Corps Reinforcements Camp, 27 November 1917; to 1st Command Depot, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 7 March 1919, for onward travel by boat to Sydney; appointment terminated (discharged), 26 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 September 1936
Age at death55
SourcesNAA: B2455, ALCORN John Macquarie

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