Service Number: 5898
Enlisted: 25 May 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stanley, Victoria, Australia, September 1873
Home Town: Marble Bar, East Pilbara, Western Australia
Schooling: Stanley State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Miner
Died: Otitis Media, Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, France, 11 February 1917
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Grave No. 194
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Beechworth Shire WW1 Honour Roll, Beechworth War Memorial, Marble Bar War Memorial, Port Hedland Pilbarra Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

25 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 5898, 27th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 5898, 27th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 5898, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Melbourne, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 11th February........I thought previous posts I had made were bad days but today is worse - 6 WW1 Australian Soldiers died in England on this date in 1917....

Private Patrick McElhenney was born in 1873 at Stanley, Victoria & enlisted in the A.I.F. on 25th May, 1916 as a 42 year old Miner from Bamboo Creek, Marble Bar, Western Australia.

Private McElhenney arrived in England on HMAT Port Melbourne (A16) on 28th December, 1916 with the 16th Reinforcements of 27th Battalion. He was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital on 13th January, 1917 with Influenza & was later reported to have Bronchitis (severe). He died at 12.55 a.m. on 11th February, 1917 from Otitis Media.

ALL SIX AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS were buried in Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire where there are a total of 141 Australian WW Soldiers.

Privates Hinchcliffe, Ley & Wheatley were buried in 15th February, 1917 & Privates Lane, McElhenney & Pantlin were buried on 16th February. His full storys can be found here....