James Alexander CORMACK


CORMACK, James Alexander

Service Number: 22789
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Warrawee Public School
Occupation: Postal Assistant
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 23 July 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wahroonga St Andrew's Anglican Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

11 May 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 22789, 7th Field Artillery Brigade
11 May 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 22789, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
23 Jul 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 22789

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Elizabeth Cormack, Kintore Street, Wahroonga.
He was listed as a Postal Assistant, also a Presbyterian, educated at Warrawee Public School.
He enlisted at 18 years and was killed in action and was buried in the Kandahar Farm Cemetery, NeuveEglise, Heuvelland, WestVaanderen, Belgium, Grave 11.C.7.
On the Wahroonga War Memorial, he is shown as having enlisted in 1915. The honour roll of St. Johns Presbyterian, (now Uniting Church Wahroonga), records that Alexander Cormack was Killed in Action. His name also appears on the Honour Roll at St. Andrews Anglican Church Wahroonga and Warrawee Public School.