Edward Daniel MCAULIFFE

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MCAULIFFE, Edward Daniel

Service Number: 3732
Enlisted: 1 June 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Augusta, 23 September 1889
Home Town: Port Augusta, Port Augusta, South Australia
Schooling: St. Joseph's, Port Augusta
Occupation: Draper
Died: Died of wounds, France, 9 August 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery
Puchevillers British Cemetery, Puchevillers, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Augusta Davenport WW1 Memorial, Port Augusta Memorial Band Rotunda, Port Augusta RSL Hall Circular Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3732, 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3732, 16th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
9 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3732, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. D. McAULIFFE.

The death is announced of Private E. D. McAuliffe, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. P. F. McAuliffe, of Port Augusta. Private McAuliffe died on August 9, from wounds received in France. He was nearly 26 years of age, and was educated at St. Joseph's School, Port Augusta. On leaving school he entered the drapery and clothing establishment of Mr. W. Symons, where he remained up to the time of liis enlistment in July of last year. He was popular, and his generous disposition gained him admirers wherever he went. He was a member of the Port Augusta Rifle Club and the Foresters' Lodge. Expressions of sorrow were heard on all sides when the news of his untimely death was made known. A brother, Hugh, is now on his way to the front.— R.I.P." - from the Adelaide Southern Cross 20 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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