William MCKINNON

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MCKINNON, William

Service Number: 456
Enlisted: 8 February 1915, Enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1882
Home Town: Woollahra, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - shrapnel wounds to the abdomen, Tighe Military Hospital, Malta, 26 November 1915
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
Plot D, Row 1X, Grave 6 Chaplain W. Cowan officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 456, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Brisbane
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 456, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 456, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
2 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 456, 25th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wound to the abdomen and invalided to Malta

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Allan and  Gretta McKinnon of Edward Street, Woollahra, NSW. Brother of Syndey McKinnon who returned to Australia on 28 August 1919 having served with the 15th Light Horse Regiment

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal