Arthur Alston MCGILL

MCGILL, Arthur Alston

Service Number: 4272
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Annandale, New South Wales, Australia, 11 July 1896
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: St. Leonard's Superior Public School, Willoughby Public School and North Sydney Technical High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Bronco-pneumonia, Rouen, France, 17 November 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Killara North Sydney Technical High School WW1 Honour Board, Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail Record of War Service, Willoughby Old Boys Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4272, 1st Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 4272, 1st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 4272, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Godfrey George & Ada MCGILL
Of Edwards Bay Rd, Mosman, NSW

Arthur was born in July, 1896, and was the only son of Mr. Godfrey G. McGill, of Mosman.  He was educated at the St. Leonrad's Superior Public School, and joined the clerical staff of the Sydney Morning Herald in 1911.

Volunteering in September 1915, he sailed as a Private in the 13th reinforcements of the 1st Battalion.  Upon arrival in Egypt he had to undergo an operation, and on his recovery was given light duties and clerical work.  He went to France in due course, and died at Rouen of broncho-pneumonia on November 17, 1918.

PRIVATE ARTHUR ALSTON McGILL, of the "S.M. Herald" Clerical Staff, whose death in France of broncho pneumonia took place on November 17. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs.
Godfrey McGill, of Edwards Bay-street, Mosman.