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Private: 54716 John McGILL.

Born: 18th April 1890. Lenarkshire, Scotland.

Married: 1914. Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Marriage Cert: 6436/1914

Wife: Jessie K McGill. nee: Erskine.

Died: 1959. Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Death Cert: 36551/1959

Father: John McGill.

Mother: Christina McGill. nee:.


John McGill enlisted with the General Service Reinforcements on the 29th of April 1918 and left Sydney on board the "Feldmarschall" on the 19th of July 1918. John was a Coal Miner from "Bellambi" Wollongong, South Coast, N.S.W upon enlistment where he lived with his wife Jessie. John served as a Rifleman for 2 years prior to World War 1. After embarking in England he and was sent to Larks Hill and posted to the 35th Battalion AIF. He never saw any active service and remained in England before returning to Australia on board HMAT A68 "Anchises" on the 13th of October 1919. He was only entitled to the British War Medal as he did not see Active Service.

His British War Medal:84357 to PTE 54716 35BN AIF and Returned from Active Service Badge and gold fob were sold at Auction in 2002. They were again auctioned in October 2006 and were acquired at auction, now in the collection. John did not serve in a war zone and therefore no victory Medal was issued.

Military Records

(Australian National Archives)


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