James Laurence MCGILL

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MCGILL, James Laurence

Service Number: 2469
Enlisted: 20 May 1916, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 55th Infantry Battalion
Born: Fernmount, New South Wales, 15 January 1896
Home Town: Annandale, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Lewisham Christian Brothers School
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 2 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2469, Sydney, New South Wales
30 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2469, 55th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2469, 55th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2469, 55th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2469 Private James Laurence McGill, 55th Battalion, of Annandale NSW. A printer prior to enlistment, Pte McGill embarked on HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 30 September 1916. He served in the Somme and was killed in action at Peronne on 2 September 1918." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)