McKissock, James Thomas Gray (5654)

Place of Birth: Port Adelaide, SA

Age: 31 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 1 April 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5654            view online service record

Address:
363 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Margaret McKissock (wife)
363 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 25 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Shropshire A9
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 15th Reinforcements

Fate:
RTA: Monday, 16 June 1919
Discharged: Monday, 15 September 1919


John Carse, James McKissock, Sydney Holmes and John Ruffler were given a send-off at the Baptist Church on Saturday 1 July 1916.

1916 ‘BAPTIST CHURCH.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 8 July, p. 2. , viewed 28 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91165166

J T G McKissock is listed on the Roll of Honour for the Port Melbourne Branch of the Protestant Alliance Friendly Society (PAFS)

1917 ‘PORT P.A.F.S.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 January, p. 3. , viewed 29 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88370019

Pte J McKissock wrote to the Editor of the Standard from France on 9 April 1917 saying that the newspaper was enjoyed by all the Port Melbourne boys at the front.  He enclosed the issue of 6 January 1917 signed by the soldiers from Port who had read it.

1917 ‘”STANDARD” IN THE TRENCHES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 June, p. 1. , viewed 22 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88367848

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