Thomas Borthwick MCNEIL

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MCNEIL, Thomas Borthwick

Service Number: 2353
Enlisted: 6 April 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gumbowie, South Australia, 18 September 1892
Home Town: Ucolta, Peterborough, South Australia
Schooling: Ucolta State School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Wounds, Pozieres Picardie France, 2 September 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery, Contay
Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 14
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ucolta Memorial Hall (Remains)
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World War 1 Service

6 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2353, 16th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2353, 16th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Kanowna embarkation_ship_number: A61 public_note: ''
10 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2353, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2353, 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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"BROTHERS KILLED.

Mrs. C. McNeil, of Ucolta, has been notified that her son, Private Thomas B. McNeil, had died of wounds in France on September 2. He was 24 years of age. His brother, Private A. J. McNeil, who was killed in action on August 13, was 22 years of age. They enlisted in March, 1915, and together served through the Gallipoli campaign, and also in France. Both were of a retiring disposition, and were highly respected by all who knew them. Much sympathy is felt for the family." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

Brother of 2381 Pte. Alexander John McNeil (/explore/people/268380) who was killed in action at Pozières, France 12 Aug 1916 and 107 Pte. Adam Borthwick McNeil (/explore/people/274279) who was killed in action in France 03 Jun 1918

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