Michael Joseph MCINERNEY MM

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MCINERNEY, Michael Joseph

Service Number: 2943
Enlisted: 22 September 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Cairns, Queensland, 11 November 1891
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: St. Monica's Catholic School, Cairns
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Ipswich Soldier's Memorial Hall Great War
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World War 1 Service

22 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, Brisbane, Queensland
27 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Marathon, Brisbane
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Messines
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2943, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Villers-Bretonneux

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Biography contributed by Jan Christison

"...Private Michael Joseph McInerney of Ipswich, Qld... A labourer before before enlisting in September 1916, Pte McInerney formed part of the 7th Reinforcements of the 52nd Battalion, and was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for his actions during the Battle of Messines in June 1917. He was killed in action on the 24 April 1918 at Villers Bretonneux, age 26." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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