John MACKIE

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MACKIE, John

Service Number: 1764
Enlisted: 25 August 1915, Enlisted in Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Renfrew, Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1888
Home Town: Parkside, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 1 October 1916
Cemetery: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
Plot 111, Row L, Grave 7. Headstone inscription reads: Sleep on dear son God thought it best to take Thee to Thy Heavenly rest
Memorials: National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1764, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted in Adelaide
11 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1764, 32nd Infantry Battalion
11 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1764, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
9 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 48th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 32nd Battalion to the 48th Battalion
1 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1764, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John and Mary Jane McCormack Mackie of 58 Cowane Street, Stirling, Scotland

In his Will John left £5 to a Mrs. D. Friels of 41 Leicester Street, Parkside, SA and the remainder to his mother.

John's mother was refused a pension due to having adequate means of support.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal