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Number Private 859

Battalion 8th Battalion

Place of Birth Heathcote

Next of Kin His father, William McKenzie-McHarg
of Victoria St Korumburra

Date and place of enlistment Wonthaggi 20/8/1914

Physical details on enlistment Age 27 years,
5'9" blue eyes and black hair

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Teacher at Pound Creek School

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25/4/1915

He was reported to be missing in action on 1/5/1915 and declared to have died on 25/4/1915 at a court of enquiry held in Rouen on 25/9/1917.

Location of grave or memorial

He is on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey and the Korumburra Cenotaph

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was a teacher at Pound Creek School in the Shire of Woorayl

Military History

He is on the Korumburra cenotaph
He was in the Junior Cadets
20/8/14 He enlisted in Wonthaggi
19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella as part of the first convoy
He was in Egypt
He went to Gallipoli April 1915
He went missing at the landing on April 25th
25/9/1917at Rouen France he was declared to have been killed in 25/4/15. This was confirmed by General Birdwood
His brother Samuel survived WW1 badly injured
Another brother drowned at Tullaree in a duck shooting accident.



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