Albert MCGUINESS

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MCGUINESS, Albert

Service Number: 2616
Enlisted: 25 September 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nyngan, New South Wales, November 1891
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Parkes School
Occupation: Brush-maker
Died: Killed in Action, Messines Ridge, Belgium, 7 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Parkes & District Cenotaph, Parkes Remembrance Walk
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World War 1 Service

25 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2616, 37th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2616, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney

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Biography

"...2616 Private Albert McGuiness, 37th Battalion, of Parkes, NSW. A brushmaker before enlisting in September 1916, Pte McGuiness left Australia with the 5th Reinforcements in November 1916 and arrived in France for service on the Western Front in April 1917. Pte McGuiness was killed during the 3rd Division's attack on Messines Ridge, Belgium, on 7 June 1917. Aged 25 at the time of his death, Pte McGuiness has no known grave." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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