Jack Edwin (Elwin) MCKIMM

MCKIMM, Jack Edwin (Elwin)

Service Numbers: 1626, NX118843, N60278
Enlisted: 1 November 1916, Parkes, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Last Unit: Land Headquarters
Born: Parkes, New South Wales, 7 April 1897
Home Town: Parkes, Parkes, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Postal worker
Died: Bondi, New South Wales, 11 May 1957, aged 60 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, NSW
Memorial Location: Northern Suburbs Crematorium - Columbarium JD/Niche 80.
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World War 1 Service

1 Nov 1916: Enlisted First Class Air Mechanic, SN 1626, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Parkes, New South Wales
10 May 1917: Involvement First Class Air Mechanic, SN 1626, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1917: Embarked First Class Air Mechanic, SN 1626, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), HMAT Marathon, Sydney
25 Dec 1919: Discharged First Class Air Mechanic, SN 1626, AIF Headquarters

World War 2 Service

14 May 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX118843, Land Headquarters
14 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX118843, Land Headquarters
14 May 1940: Enlisted SN NX118843, Moore Park, New South Wales
15 May 1940: Involvement SN N60278
3 Jun 1946: Discharged Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX118843, Land Headquarters
3 Jun 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant Colonel, SN NX118843, Land Headquarters

Australian Flying Corps

Born in Parkes, NSW, in 1897, 1626 Air Mechanic Second Class Jack Edwin McKimm enlisted for service in the Flying Corps on 16 October 1916. He embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Marathon on 10 May 1917 and disembarked at Plymouth on 20 July. He marched into Australian Flying Corps Training Depot, Wendover on 28 July before marching out to the Wireless School at Blenheim Barracks on 22 August. McKimm proceeded overseas to France on 26 October and joined No. 1 Aircraft Depot on arrival in France on 27 October. He was attached to No. 69 (Aust) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps on 17 December, which was redesignated N. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps on19 January 1918. He returned to England on 4 March 1919 where he took up Non Military Employment with AIF Headquarters and the AFC until returning to Australia aboard the Port Denison on 25 September 1919. McKimm served in the militia between the world wars and enlisted for service with the Second AIF on 14 May 1940. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of Postal Services the following day. In this capacity he travelled extensively between New Guinea, Queensland and New South Wales and also provided advice to the Navy on provision of Postal Services. He was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on 3 June 1946.

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NOTE:The second given name was incorrectly transcribed onto the Embarkation Roll. The name has been corrected to accord with name details as listed in the official Enlistment & Attestation document. Correction undertaken by the RSL Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, November 2015.