Service Number: 7932
Enlisted: 4 January 1917, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Euroa, Victoria, April 1878
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Euroa State School
Occupation: School teacher
Died: Died of wounds, France, 6 May 1918
Cemetery: Mont Huon Military Cemetery, le Treport
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cottesloe State School
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7932, Perth, Western Australia
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7932, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7932, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
6 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 51st Infantry Battalion
24 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7932, 51st Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux, GSW (left thigh)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

MR. P. McGUINESS, late Headmaster Stete School, Kurrawang. (Killed in action in France, on May 6.) Mr. McGuiness entered thc Education Department in 1897 at assistant at. the Perth Boys' School. Subsequently he held positions as head teacher of rural and goldfields schools. The deceased soldier was highly esteemed by his colleagues and scholars.