George Alexander MCINNES

MCINNES, George Alexander

Service Number: 2657
Enlisted: 31 May 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died if Illness (Enteric fever), Egypt, 15 December 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2657, Melbourne, Victoria
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2657, 6th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2657, 6th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

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Biography

"McINNES.- On the 15th December, of enteric, Pte. George Alexander, D. Coy., 6th Batt. (8th Rfts.), loved elder son of Angus and Hannah McInnes, Oakbank street, Newport, brother of Kitty, Jessie, and Jack, aged 19 years and 11 months.

Not one life can we call lost, For with it will be riven, The sacred memory of a life, Unto his country given." - from the Melbourne Argus 22 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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