John Henry MCLACHLAN

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MCLACHLAN, John Henry

Service Number: 481
Enlisted: 27 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Werris Creek, New South Wales, 10 September 1889
Home Town: Werris Creek, Liverpool Plains, New South Wales
Schooling: Werris Creek Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 8 December 1915, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row D, Grave 3 Headstone inscription reads: Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for his friends
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 481, Enlisted at Sydney
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 481, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 481, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
7 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, In the field
8 Dec 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 481, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William and Mary Ann Ware McLachlan of Henry Street, Werris Creek, NSW. Brother of Georgina Elizabeth McLean nee McLachlan of Werris Creek, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal