Edward Douglas MACKINTOSH

MACKINTOSH, Edward Douglas

Service Number: 4171
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1884
Home Town: Augathella, Murweh, Queensland
Schooling: George Watson's Boys' College, Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 14 November 1916
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 19, Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt-Eaucourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ilfracombe District Honour Roll, Ilfracombe Memorial Rotunda, Longreach War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, 4171, 26th Infantry Battalion
28 Mar 1916: Embarked Lance Corporal, 4171, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane
14 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 4171, 26th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Edward was the son of Mr. J. Mackintosh, Edinburgh, was born in 1884, and attended George Watson’s College from 1894-1900. On leaving he entered the British Linen Bank, Edinburgh, and remained there till 1913, when he went to Australia to take up sheep farming. He was on a farm at Augathella near Charleville, Queensland when he enlisted. He fought at Pozieres and was promoted to Corporal soon after. He was killed in action at Flers and according to his Red Cross file his body was lost in the mud. It seems his remains were discovered in 1925 and reburied in the Warlencourt British Cemetery about 7 kilometres from Flers.

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