Tuesday, January 23, 2018

James Peter McGuire

Serial Number and Rank:  639 Private
Birth:  1880 Milton. Birth 1880/25606 Ulladulla
Parents:  Patrick McGuire & Caroline Walsh. Patrick was the son of Peter McGuire – Convict and old hand from Ulladulla.
Enlisted:  16 November 1915 Toowoomba Qld. Age 34years.
NOK: Wife Violet Louisa McGuire.
Service:  22nd Anzac Railway Unit, 3rd, 34th 42nd & 49th Battalion 11th Infantry.
KIA 7 Jun 1917 Belguim. Buried: 29 The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Honour Rolls:  Nil in Milton Ulladulla
Left for overseas service June 1916
Dec 1918 his widow Violet requested his personal effects, reply was that none had been recieved to date.
In 1919 his widow applied for his memorial scroll, she was living at Breakfast Creek Queeensland.
1922 she had moved living at Roma
1928 Viloet had remarried (Humphries) and living at Mayfield via Belmont NSW, she again requesting the memorial plaque, stated that maybe her remarrying and moving had delayed communications.

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