John MCCLYMONT

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MCCLYMONT, John

Service Number: 3612
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cowra, New South Wales, Australia, October 1875
Home Town: Cowra, Cowra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Diabetes, mellitus, exhaustion, Bath War Hospital, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, 9 October 1917
Cemetery: Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery
Plot C, Row H, Grave 63, Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cowra & District Great War Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 Sep 1915: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3612, 20th Infantry Battalion, TSgt on voyage to Europe
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3612, 20th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3612, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
17 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 20th Infantry Battalion
9 Oct 1917: Involvement SN 3612, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Deaths Dec 1917 McClymont John 43 Bath 5c 623

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland

Died on this date – 9th October…… Private John McClymont was born at Cowra, NSW in 1874. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 6th October, 1915 as a 40 year old, single, Labourer (Plate Laying Ganger) from Cowra, NSW.

Private John McClymont embarked from Sydney, NSW on HMAT Berrima (A35) on 17th December, 1915 with the 20th Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcements. He was transferred to 2nd Battalion from 5th Training Battalion at Zeitoun on 14th February, 1916.

Private McClymont was sent to Field Ambulance at Serapeum on 7th March, 1916 then transferred & admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Hospital at Serapeum on the same day. He was transferred & admitted to 1st Stationary Hospital at Ismailia on 7th March, 1916 with V.D.G. Private McClymont was transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital at Abbassia. He was discharged to duty on 18th March, 1916 to Overseas Base & rejoined his Unit on 25th March, 1916.

Private McClymont proceeded to join B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) at Alexandria on Troopship Transylvania on 29th March, 1916. He disembarked at Marseilles, France on 4th April, 1916.

Private McClymont was admitted to No. 26 General Hospital at Etaples, France on 26th April, 1916 with V.D.G. Private McClymont was transferred on 28th April, 1916 & admitted on 29th April, 1916 to No. 9 Station Hospital at Havre, France with N.Y.D. – slight (not yet determined). He was discharged on 18th June, 1916.

Private McClymont was taken on strength of 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot at Etaples from Hospital on 20th June, 1916. Private John McClymont was promoted to Acting Sergeant on 13th July, 1916 with extra duty pay. He ceased to draw extra duty pay of Acting Sergeant from 26th July, 1916.

Private McClymont was taken on strength of his Battalion (2nd) in France on 27th July, 1916. He was detached for duty at 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters from 7th October, 1916. He was transferred to 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters on 17th October, 1916 & was mustered as Driver from 17th October, 1916.

Driver John McClymont was sent to 1st Field Ambulance on 13th August, 1917 with haemorrhoids than transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station the same day. He was transferred & admitted to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital on 15th August, 1917 then transferred to 7th Convalescent Depot at Boulogne, France on 18th August, 1917. Driver McClymont was transferred & admitted to 39th General Hospital at Havre, France on 20th August, 1917 – cause N.Y.D. (not yet determined). Driver McClymont was transferred & admitted to 2nd General Hospital at Havre on 22nd September, 1917 with Diabetes. He embarked for England on Hospital Ship Essequibo on 25th September, 1917.

Driver John McClymont was admitted to Bath War Hospital, Somerset, England on 26th September, 1917 with Diabetes Mellitus. He was reported as seriously ill on 6th October, 1917.

Driver John McClymont died at 11.15 am on 9th October, 1917 at Bath War Hospital, Somerset, England from Diabetes Mellitus, Exhaustion.

He was buried in Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England where 6 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)
https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/bath.html

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