Desmond Kenneth McIntyre

First Name: 
Desmond
Middle Name: 
Kenneth
Last Name: 
McIntyre
Mother's Name: 
Alicia McIntyre nee Francis
Father's Name: 
Robert McIntyre
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, October 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, May 18, 1963
Place of Death: 
Queensland
Details: 

Desmond Kenneth McIntyre (Service No 4403), was born in Queanbeyan, N.S.W., in 1897.

At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a farmer and had served with the 37th Infantry Cadets.

Desmond embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A55 Kyarra, with 31st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement, on 17th November 1916, arriving in England, on 30th January 1917.

On 3rd April 1917, he transferred to the 4th Battalion, D Company, joining the battalion in France, on 25th April 1917. Desmond's brother, Alexander McIntyre (Service No 1596) was in the same battalion. He saw service on the Western Front with the 4th Battalion, and has no wounding on file. He returned to Australia in April 1919, and was discharged on 27th June 1919.

In 1921, Desmond married Margaretta Brown, in Cessnock, N.S.W., and the couple had one child. In 1946, he was involved in a fatal car accident, but the charges were dropped, due to the authorities not being able to decide who was at fault.

Desmond died in Queensland, in 1963.

He is commemorated for his service on the Corrimal Public School Roll of Honour, along with his brothers, Alexander McIntyre (Service No 1596) and Robert McIntyre (Service No 4710).

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCINTYRE D K

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