Matthew Henry MCGORM

Badge Number: 26241, Sub Branch: Alberton & Rosewater

MCGORM, Matthew Henry

Service Number: 6799
Enlisted: 4 October 1916, Enlisted in Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birkenhead, SouthAustralia, 22 March 1892
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wharf Labourer
Died: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 30 January 1957, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Cheltenham Cemetery, S.A.
Section: Section P Drive: C Path (#): 9(34) Site Number: 336N Service Type: Burial Grant Expires: 3/06/2024
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6799, Enlisted in Adelaide
7 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6799, 10th Infantry Battalion
7 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6799, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
29 Oct 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6799, Discharged for defective hearing

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

27 July 1917 - Returned to Australia

5 December 1917 - Refused pension because he failed to attend for an examination by a specialist.  He was later granted a penson of 15/- per fortnight. His residential address was Carlyle Street, Glanville

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Mother Louisa Ellen McGorm was also as Ellen Louisa McGorm and Nellie Ashby

RSL Information

Possibly the member card prior to 1935 may be missed placed

Joined at Alberton & Rosewater

30 November 1935 - Transferred to Alberton & Rosewater Residential address at the time was c/- of the Memorial Hall, Semaphore SA

Other residential addresses were Torrens Road, Alberton and his last known address was 19 Liddon Place, Portland, SA

Badges 6818 and 14808 lost