Edward Walter MCKERNAN

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MCKERNAN, Edward Walter

Service Number: 6059
Enlisted: 21 March 1916, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bunbury, Western Australia, 1892
Home Town: Bunbury, Bunbury, Western Australia
Schooling: Bunbury State School
Occupation: Boat house proprietor
Died: Died of wounds (POW of Germany), France, 13 June 1917
Cemetery: Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Bunbury War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6059, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6059, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6059, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
11 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6059, 16th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First)
11 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Bullecourt (First)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...6059 Private Edward Walter McKernan, 16th Battalion, of Bunbury, WA. A boatman prior to enlistment, Pte McKernan embarked on board HMAT Miltiades(A28) on 7 August 1916. He served in Belgium and France. On 11 April 1917 he was wounded and captured at Bullecourt. He died as a prisoner of war in a German military hospital at Valenciennes, France, on 13 June 1917. He was 25 years of age." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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