Peter Francis MCLACHLAN


MCLACHLAN, Peter Francis

Service Number: 4566
Enlisted: 23 September 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clear Lake, Victoria, January 1891
Home Town: Tooan, Horsham, Victoria
Schooling: Tooan State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Guedecourt, France, 11 November 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4566, Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4566, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4566, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
11 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4566, 6th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...4566 Private Peter McLachlan, 6th Battalion from Clear Lake, Victoria. A 24 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 23 September 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 14th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 28 January 1916 aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32). After further training in Egypt, he joined the 6th Battalion in France where he was killed in action near Guedecourt on 11 November 1916. Pte McLachlan is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (