John MACKIN

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MACKIN, John

Service Number: 3857
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Enlisted at Ballarat
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 1878
Home Town: Mount Egerton, Moorabool, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness - Bronchitis, France, 6 December 1916
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Plot V111, Row c, Grave 204
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 3857, Enlisted at Ballarat
25 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3857, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
25 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3857, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company)
25 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 3857, 2nd Tunnelling Company (inc. 5th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Melbourne
25 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 3857, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), HMAT Warilda, Melbourne
6 Dec 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 3857

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James and Mary Ann (Polly) Mackin of Mount Egerton, Victoria

3 November 1916 -  to hospital sick which developed into Bronchitis

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal