Clynick Graham MCKECHNIE


MCKECHNIE, Clynick Graham

Service Number: 5744
Enlisted: 9 February 1916, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Scotland, 13 February 1881
Home Town: Liverpool, Fairfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 May 1917, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5744, 4th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
3 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5744, 4th Infantry Battalion
3 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5744, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Sydney
6 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 5744, 4th Infantry Battalion
6 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 5744, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clynick Graham McKECHNIE was born on 13th February, 1881 in Dennistoun, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Scotland

His parents were William McKECHNIE & Mary CLYNICK

He married Hazel Pearl POPPLE on 4th December, 1907 in the Trinity Parish, Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand - 3 known children

1. William Clynick Cyril b. 1909 New Zealand

2. Hazel Pearl Mary b. 1911 New Zealand

3. Amelia b. 1914, Liverpool, NSW

He enlisted in Liverpool, NSW on 9th February, 1916 & embarked with the 4th Infantry Battalion, 18th reinforcements from Sydney on the HMAT Kyarra on 3rd June, 1916

Clynick was Killed in Action in France on 6th May, 1917 - no known grave

His name is memorialised at the Villers Bretonneau Memorial & the Australian War Memorial

SERGT. C. G. McKECHNIE, of Campbelltown-road, Liverpool, killed in action. Before enlisting he was a lieutenant in tho 43rd Battalion of Senior Cadets at Liverpool.

At the Liverpool Drill Hall Lieutenant C. . McKechnie, 43rd Battalion, Senior Cadets, was presented with a wristlet watch and set of pipes by Lieutenant Johnson, Area Officer, on behalf of the members of his platoon, prior to his leaving for the front.