William Brown Given MCCAHON

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MCCAHON, William Brown Given

Service Number: 7295
Enlisted: 14 October 1916, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warwick, Queensland, Australia, 5 October 1879
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Pratten State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Head Teacher (Spring Creek State School)
Died: Died of wounds, France, 12 August 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Grave reference IV.B.6. - "His love and memory shall never die dearly and well beloved", Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Daours, Picardie, France
Memorials: Allora Shire Soldiers Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St Stephen's Church WWI Memorial Tablet, Toowoomba St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

14 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7295, Toowoomba, Queensland
24 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7295, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7295, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
10 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7295, 9th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", GS (left knee)

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Biography contributed by Sally Goodwin

William was the eldest of 9 children and was head teacher at Spring Creek State School on the Darling Downs.  He married Grace Olive Trevethan in 1906.  Ten years later their first born unnamed son died at birth 21 July 1916 and Grace died 3 days later on the 24th. William enlisted in October that year, aged 37.

William died of wounds in August 1918.