John Joseph MCNALLY

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MCNALLY, John Joseph

Service Number: S/4036
Enlisted: 1 April 1940
Last Rank: Sub Lieutenant
Last Unit: HMAS Matafele
Born: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Petersham, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died at sea, Coral Sea, 24 June 1944, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

1 Apr 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, SN S/4036, Royal Australian Navy
24 Jun 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Sub Lieutenant, HMAS Matafele

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Enlisting in the RAN with the rating of Ordinary Seaman in April 1940, Sub McNally was commissioned in September 1942 and seved on several vessels inclusing the SS Stratheden and HMAS Westralia. He was on board the supply ship HMAS Matafele when it disappeared with all hands whilst on a routine voyage between Townsville and Milne Bay sometime after the 20 June 1944. Listed on the Roll of Honour as having died on the 24 June 1944, Sub Mcnally was aged 23 at the time of his death and has no known grave.

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