Albert George MCGUIRE

MCGUIRE, Albert George

Service Numbers: Officer, Commissioned
Enlisted: 28 August 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Mauritius, 29 June 1891
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Fort Street High School, University of Sydney
Occupation: Bank clerk
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 7 May 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Petersham Fort Street High School Great War Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, Officer, 1st Infantry Battalion, Sydney, New South Wales
18 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, Commissioned, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 1st Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Marie B. E. McGuire, of "Medcola," Penshurst St., Willoughby, New South Wales, and the late Duncan H. McGuire.

Major Albert George McGuire, who left for the front with the 1st Batallian, under Lieutenant-Colonel Dobbin, and is reported wounded, is 24 years of age. He was the eldest son of Mrs. M McGuire, of Penshurst-street, Willoughby, and was educated at Fort-street High School. He joined the New South Wales Irish Rifle Regiment only five years ago as a second lieutenant, and in 1912 he was given his company in the Stanmore Company of the 33rd Infantry. He got his captaincy only last year, and has since been promoted major.