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John McKinnon

Company Sergeant Major

60th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Not Assessed
  • Planted By: Mrs. Price
  • Plaque: 233

Additional Info

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Biography

John Alexander McKinnon was born in Geelong but enlisted in Ballarat on 2nd September 1914. He was 19 years old, single and a carpenter. He was posted to the 8th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 495. Later he was transferred to the 60th Infantry Battalion and promoted Company Sergeant Major. He w as killed in action at Fromelles on 19th July 1916. His name is on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery & Memorial, Fromelles France.
Tree No. 233

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour