MCVICAR, William

Service Number: 861
Enlisted: 29 November 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 42nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Claverton, Queensland, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Traveston, Gympie Regional Council, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Cooran and District Roll of Honour, Imbil War Memorial, Kandanga Cemetery Memorial, Traveston & Tandur Progress Association Great War Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

29 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 861, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
5 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 861, 42nd Infantry Battalion
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 861, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
1 Sep 1918: Involvement Corporal, 861, 42nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of William and Charlotte McVicar, Traveston Qld.

Mr. W. McVicar, of Traveston, was advised on Saturday through Noosa Shire Office, that his son, Private William McVicar, of the  42nd battalion, had been killed in action. The sad news was conveyed to the bereaved father and family by Mr. J. Moore.

McVICAR.— In loving memory of Corporal William McVicar, of Traveston, who was killed in action in France, on September 1,  1918, aged 23 years.
"Gone, but not forgotten."
Just when his life was brightest,
Just when his hopes were best ;
His country; called—he answered,
Now, in God's hands he rests.
Inserted by his father, brothers,
and sisters.
McVICAR.— Killed in action on 1st September, somewhere in France, Corporal William McVicar, 42nd Battalion, aged 23 years and  4 months.
His Country called, he answered,
His duty nobly done,
A hero brave and true.
He fell with his colors, purple and
Inserted by his sister, Mrs. C. W.
Fraser, Imbil, M. V. Line.