James Patrick MCGARRIGLE


MCGARRIGLE, James Patrick

Service Number: 4981
Enlisted: 1 May 1915, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 6th Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Hamilton, New Zealand, 1882
Home Town: Hornsby, Hornsby Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Auckland Grammar School & St Patricks College, Wellington, NZ
Occupation: Draper
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 July 1916
Cemetery: Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Plot I, Row J, Grave 28
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4981, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Liverpool, NSW
15 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4981, 1st Field Artillery Brigade
15 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4981, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, SS Makarini, Melbourne
3 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 4981, 6th Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James Patrick McGARRIGLE was born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1882

His parents were Edward McGARRIGLE & Annie O'KANE who married in NZ in 1875

He enlisted in Liverpool, NSW on 1st May, 1915 and embarked with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 8th Reinforcements on 15th September, 1915 from Melbourne on the SS Makarini

He was Killed in Action in France on 3rd July, 1916 and is buried in the Rue Petillon Military Cemetery

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Hamilton Memorial Park in New Zealand