John Swan Mackie

Name   John Swan Mackie

Number   Gunner 30427

Battalion 4th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column

Place of Birth   Melbourne

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs. Agnes Mackie of Redan St St Kilda

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 6/6/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years 11 months, 140 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Presbyterian

Occupation   Accountant

Date and place of death He was killed in action on the Menin Road Ypres on 21/10/1917

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried on the Menin Rd Military Cemetery by the Rev W Meredith Holliday

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was the brother of Mrs. A M Black of Tarwin Meadows

Military History

  • He is on the Meeniyan Honour Roll
  • He attended Wesley College
  • 23/11/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Honorata
  • 29/1/17 He disembarked Plymouth
  • He is in training in England
  • 8/8/17 He proceeded to France
  • 13/8/17 He was taken on strength in Belgium
  • 2110/17 He was wounded in action in Belgium and died of wounds at the 12th Australian Field Ambulance
  • His effects were: – 2 discs, a pipe, 1 purse, 1 pair of folding scissors, 3 keys on ring, 1 pouch and 1 small metal ring.
  • He was the son of Rev J Gordon Mackie and Agnes Jane Mackie of Myoora Irving Rd Toorak.
  • His brother Alexander Mackie was also killed in action on 4/9/1917

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