John Monk MCASKILL

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MCASKILL, John Monk

Service Number: 2218
Enlisted: 28 March 1915, Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stanley Flat, South Australia, 17 September 1884
Home Town: Spalding, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Bundaleer School
Occupation: Farmer/Labourer
Died: Died from wounds (received at Lone Pine), Gallipoli, 10 August 1915, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial
Buried at Sea aboard HS Devanha
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Jamestown Memorial Arch*, SpaldingHB2*, SpaldingM*
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2218, Seymour, Victoria
17 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2218, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2218, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2218, 7th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Wounded Private, SN 2218, 7th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography

Surname incorrectly spelled McASKELL on Embarkation Roll - Correctly Spelled McASKILL on Attestation Paper

"THE LATE PRIVATE J. M. McASKILL

Private J. M. McAskill, who died of wounds at the Dardanelles on August 10, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. McAskill, of Bundaleer. On leaving school he joined his brother in share-farming at North Bundaleer. On the estate being purchased by the Government for closer settlement he went to Western Australia. After a stay there of about six months he returned and visited Broken Hill. From there he went to Melbourne and enlisted for the front. He was very popular in the Jamestown and Spalding districts and was a member of the Spalding Rifle Club." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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