Robert Arthur MCALIECE


MCALIECE, Robert Arthur

Service Number: V45371
Enlisted: 1 January 1940, Rutherglen, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Rutherglen, Victoria, 1905
Home Town: Chiltern Valley, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: unknown
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of Illness, South Grafton, New South Wales, 18 July 1942
Cemetery: South Grafton Cemetery, NSW
Church of England, Section H, Grave 15
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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1 Jan 1940: Enlisted Private, SN V45371, Rutherglen, Victoria
18 Jul 1942: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN V45371, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF

SUDDEN DEATH - Collapse At South Grafton.


Robert Arthur McAliece, 36, a single man, whose home was in Chelton Valley, Victoria, died suddenly in South Grafton on Saturday afternoon.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday a phone call was received by a local hospital that a man was seriously ill at South Grafton. An ambulance was dispatched, but on arrival at the hospital at 1.20 p.m. it was found that the man was dead and it was estimated, had been dead for at least half an hour.
Deceased had been in hospital for three days in June, suffering from a sore throat, but had made a good recovery and had been discharged.
At 12.45 deceased had a light meal and appeared to be in his usual health. A few minutes later he was taken violently ill.
As the doctor who examined the body on arrival in Grafton had not seen deceased prior to death he could not give a certificate and notified the Deputy-Coroner and police. Later, a post-mortem was performed.
An inquest will be held next week. – The Daily Examiner, Grafton, issue dated Monday July 20, 1942.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Arthur McALIECE was born in Rutherglen, Victoria in 1905

His parents were John Gladstone McALIECE & Hannah McLAREN