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Donald  McInnes

Name on Board D McInnes
Name on Service
Donald   McInnes
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Minnie McInnes
Address 52 Parke St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status M
Enlistment Date 12/07/1915
Service No. 2420
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 29/09/1915
Embarkation Ship RMS Osterley
Unit on Embarkation 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 19/07/1916
Unit on Death 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (Previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
France (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Additional Information Donald McInnes was first reported missing as at 19 July 1916.  Donald's wife, Minnie sent many letters seeking her husband's whereabouts.  Finally a Court of Enquiry on 29 August 1917 found he had been killed in action, presumed buried in no-mans land. He attended Central State School, Williamstown and his name appears on the North Williamstown Presbyterian Church (now St Stephens). Parents: Mr and Mrs Angus Bruce McInnes, John St, North Williamstown. Daughter: Enid Brothers: Robert McInnes (3828), enlisted July 1915, Norman John McInnes (3407), enlisted July 1915; returned to Australia April 1919; Alexander McInnes (27491), enlisted May 1916, returned to Australia June 1919.
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