Howard Taylor MCKERN

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MCKERN, Howard Taylor

Service Number: 454
Enlisted: 23 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1893
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Wounds - Gas Gangrene, Malta, 16 August 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot B, Row V1, Grave 5 Chaplain CSL Alford officiated, Pieta Military Cemetery, Tal-Pieta, Malta (island), Malta
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 454, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 454, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Lance Corporal, SN 454, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
1 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion, In the field
6 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 454, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the leg which caused a compound fracture resulting in gas gangrene
16 Aug 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 454, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Mary Eldridge McKern of 'Murrurundi', 17 Raglan Street, Mosman, NSW. Brother of Alan Charles McKern who was living in Griffith, NSW in the 1960's

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal