Robert MCGARRY

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MCGARRY, Robert

Service Number: 1453
Enlisted: 23 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Longford, Ireland, 1879
Home Town: Collie, Collie, Western Australia
Schooling: National School, Ireland
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
INSCRIPTION OH FOR THE TOUCH OF A VANISHED HAND, THE SOUND OF A VOICE THAT IS STILL. Grave II. H. 7.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1453, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1453, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1453, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 36 and the son of Ann Stevenson (formerly McGarry), of 7, Dixon Row, Calder St., Coatbridge, Scotland, and the late George McGarry. 

He is one of 5 Australian casualties honoured on the Coatbridge War Memorial.

Coatbridge (Scots: Cotbrig or Coatbrig, Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid a' Chòta) is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 8.5 miles east of Glasgow city centre, set in the central Lowlands. The town, with neighbouring Airdrie, is part of the Greater Glasgow urban area.

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

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