William Mark MCGRATH

MCGRATH, William Mark

Service Numbers: 64409, Q209357
Enlisted: 5 August 1918, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Battalion Volunteer Defence Coprs
Born: Meroo, New South Wales, 24 June 1899
Home Town: Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dairy hand
Died: Natural causes, Greenslopes Military Hospital, Queensland, 21 October 1979, aged 80 years
Cemetery: Albany Creek (Columbarium) Memorial Park, Qld
Location: Columbarium 13, Section: Section 6
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 64409, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Oct 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 64409, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements, HMAT Malta, Sydney
16 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 64409, 1st to 8th (QLD) Reinforcements, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Jan 1919: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
13 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 64409, 2nd Light Horse Regiment

World War 2 Service

19 Apr 1942: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q209357, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Cooroy, Queensland
20 Apr 1942: Involvement Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q209357, Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
21 Oct 1945: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Private, SN Q209357, 12th Battalion Volunteer Defence Coprs

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The two enlisted children of James McGrath and Sophia Mary (née Badens) McGrath of Cooroy, Sunshine Coast, Queensland:-

1708 Gnr. James Clyde McGrath (/explore/people/269723) - killed in action;

64409 Pte. William Mark McGrath - returned to Australia.

'McGRATH, William Mark. Trooper, No. 64,409. Born at Meroo Meadow, N.S.W., on 24th June, 1899. The son of James and Sophia Mary McGrath, of West Cooroy.' from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War. (nla.gov.au)

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