John Elmer (Jack) MCCANCE

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MCCANCE, John Elmer

Service Numbers: 78, 534, 458
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Broadmeadows, Vic.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Chewton, Victoria, Australia, 28 November 1878
Home Town: Chewton, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Chewton State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 9 August 1915, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row J, Grave No. 131
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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Boer War Service

28 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 78, 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles
12 Feb 1902: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 534, 2nd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 458, 4th Light Horse Regiment, Broadmeadows, Vic.
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 458, 4th Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 458, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
30 Jul 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 458, 4th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, SW to back (causing paraplegia) sustained at Ryrie's Post. Evacuated to Egypt however died of wounds 9 August 1915.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

John Elmer McCance is also remembered on the Chewton School Honour Roll and the Chewton Rechabite Honour Rolls.