Service Number: 2841
Enlisted: 29 June 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Vic., 1875
Home Town: Riddells Creek, Macedon Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Riddells Creek State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 11 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour, Riddell District Honor Roll Board, Riddells Creek Riddell District Honour Roll Plaque, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2841, 14th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2841, 14th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2841, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alexander and Annie MCWILLIAM

Killed in action on 11th August at Pozieres, France, Private John Mc William, eldest son of Alexander McWilliam 'Holyrood' Ridell, brother of Staff-Sergeant G Mc William, and the late Lieutenant S.A. McWilliam (killed in Gallipoli, 30th May, 1915).