John Baxter MCCORQUODALE

MCCORQUODALE, John Baxter

Service Number: Q145416
Enlisted: 10 December 1941
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Renfrewshire, Scotland, 3 July 1921
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Apprentice Lithographic Printer
Died: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, 10 August 1974, aged 53 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery, Qld
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World War 2 Service

10 Dec 1941: Involvement Private, SN Q145416
10 Dec 1941: Enlisted
31 May 1942: Promoted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF
16 May 1943: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN Q145416, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Townsville to Port Moresby per Duntroon
9 Sep 1943: Wounded Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN Q145416, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF
31 Jul 1944: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SN Q145416, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Madang to Townsville per Katoomba
22 Feb 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN Q145416, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Townsville to Bougainville per Shawnee
10 Dec 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, SN Q145416, 37th/52nd Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Torokina to Rabaul per Katoomba
13 Jan 1946: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN Q145416, 58th/59th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Rabaul to Brisbane per Duntroon
23 Jan 1946: Discharged

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

John was the youngest of two children of Robert Henderson McCorquodale (born 1893 in Renfrewshire, Scotland) and Isabella Currie Baxter (born 1895 in Renfrewshire, Scotland). Robert - a Marine Engineer - and Isabella married in 1920 in Renfrewshire, Scotland. The family immigrated in 1926, arriving in Brisbane, QLD on board the Vedic. The family settled in Oxley, Brisbane where Robert worked as a Fitter until his death in 1932.

John was an Apprentice (Third year) Lithographic Printer when he enlisted in the Army in December 1941. He served as a Private and Lance Corporal (Service No:Q145416) with 37/52nd, 61st, and 58/59th Infantry Battalions. John was in New Guinea (16/05/1943 - 31/07/1944) and Bougainville (22/02/1945 - 12/01/1946) and was WiA in May 1942. He was a Private attached to 58/59 Infantry Battalion when he was Discharged in January 1946. Brother Robert Henderson McCorquodale (Service No:Q27667) and Brothers-in-Law Hector (Service No:Q47829) and Allan Mercer (QX53107), and Alwyn McLean (Service No:QX54831), and Father-in-Law Thomas Thomson Mercer (Service Nos:Q16420/Q89366) also served in WWII.

In 1950 John was living in Oxley, Brisbane and working as a Lithographer when he married Catherine Robina Mercer (born 1930 in Ipswich, QLD). John and Catherine lived in Brisbane (Oxley, Goodna) where John worked as a Lithographer/Printer. Catherine died in 1972 and John in 1974.

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