MCWILLIAM, John Taylor

Service Number: 233
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Keith, Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer, Kupunn, Dalby, Qld.
Died: Died of wounds, France, 28 April 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot I Row A Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, Dalby War Memorial, Kupunn HB2
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 233, 26th Infantry Battalion
24 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 233, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
28 Apr 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 233, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

b Keith

Keith (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chèith, or Cèith Mhaol Rubha (archaic)) is a small town in the Moray council area in north east Scotland.

Until 1975 it was in Banffshire, a name which persists in common usage and historical references.


Enlisted  Toowoomba, Qld

Son of John & Helen McWilliam, Keith, Banffshire. Son of John McWilliam, Haughead, Laurencekirk. 1901 Census: Marykirk 265/6/6/34. Age 13

Occ: Farmer, Kupunn, Dalby, Qld.

He is remembered on the Marykirk War Memorial along with Lance Corporal  George McWilliam-Service Number 1955-Died 08/07/1917-41st Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Also born at Keith, Scotland