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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.
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