Service Number: 237
Enlisted: 29 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Machine Gun Company
Born: Euroa, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Euroa, Strathbogie, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 24 September 1917
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery
Plot XXXV, Row B, Grave No. 21,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Euroa Fallen of Euroa District Honour Roll, Euroa Strathbogie West School No 2267 WWI Roll of Honor, Euroa Telegraph Park, Euroa War Memorial, Strathbogie War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 237, 6th Machine Gun Company
4 May 1916: Involvement Private, 237, 6th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '21' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Port Lincoln embarkation_ship_number: A17 public_note: ''
4 May 1916: Embarked Private, 237, 6th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
24 Sep 1917: Involvement Private, 237, 15th Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 237 awm_unit: 15th Australian Machine Gun Company awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-09-24

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

His brother 662 Pte Thomas Mackrell, 24th Battalion AIF was killed in action at Pozieres 29 July 1916.

Other brothers Reuben Mackrell served with the South African Forces and Ewan Mackrell served with the 4th Field Company Engineers AIF and returned to Australia in 1919.