MCGILL, Thomas

Service Number: 6544
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: New Luce, Wigtownshire,Scotland., 1890
Home Town: Coorow, Coorow, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, 2nd Australian Infantry Casualty Clearance Station France, 20 August 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Grave Reference: I.Z. 31. INSCRIPTION HE IS NOT DEAD ONLY SLEEPING IN THE REFUGE OF HIS MASTER'S BREAST , Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coorow Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 6544, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Third Ypres, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Suffolk embarkation_ship_number: A23 public_note: ''
13 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 6544, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 27 and the son of James and Janet McGill, of George St., Queens Park, Perth, Western Australia late of Changue, Portwilliam., Scotland.

Wigtownshire Free Press (3/10/1917): At 2nd Australian Infantry Casualty Clearance Station on 20th August, Pte Tom McGill, Australian Imperial Forces, son of Mr and Mrs James McGill, Perth, Western Australia, late of Changue, Portwilliam.

Wigtownshire Free Press (18/10/1917): Mr and Mrs McGill, Perth, Western Australia, (late of Changue, Portwilliam), have received information to the effect that their second son, Pte Tom McGill, died on 20th August from wounds received in action. Private McGill was previously wounded at Bullecourt, and had just returned to France when he was wounded. He was one of three brothers who came over with the Australian Imperial Force. One, through ill health, has been sent home to Australia, and a younger brother is in hospital in France. They are grandsons of the late Mr John Bell, Glenwhilly.

He is remembered on the GLENLUCE WAR MEMORIAL
Old Luce (Glenluce)