Stanislaus Geoffrey MCGUIRE

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MCGUIRE, Stanislaus Geoffrey

Service Number: 1324
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallaroo, South Australia, 2 October 1893
Home Town: Largs Bay, South Australia
Schooling: Marist Brothers' College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in action, France, 19 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
15 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
15 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Adelaide
19 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1324, 12th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"LATE SGT. S. G. McGUIRE.

Mr. and Mrs. James McGuire, of Jetty road, Largs Bay, have been notified that their sixth son, Stanislaus Geoffrey, was killed in action in France between August 19 and 22. He was born in Wallaroo on October 2, 1893, and was educated at the Marist Brothers' College, wihere he had a distinguished scholastic career. Prior to enlisting he was on the clerical staff of the Globe Timber Mills. He left for the front in February, 1915. He went through the whole of the Gallipoli campaign, and was wounded once in one of his legs at Lone Pine. According to letters under date July 31, received last mail, he came out of the great push of July safely. The late Sgt. McGuire has two brothers still in the firing line. Another died of wounds, and was buried at Gallipoli." - from the Adelaide Register 26 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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