David Clelland McGeachie

First Name: 
David
Middle Name: 
Clelland
Last Name: 
McGeachie
Mother's Name: 
Catherine McGeachie (nee McCullock)
Father's Name: 
John McGeachie
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, February 27, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
28th Battalion
Company: 
A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, July 29, 1916
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

David McGeachie (Service No 134) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. around 1896.  Some time later David's family moved to Collie in Western Australia.

When David enlisted he was single, 18 years old, and worked as a coal miner.

He embarked from Freemantle on board HMAT A11 Ascanius with A Company, 28th Battalion on 29th June 1915.

David became ill while serving at Ismailia, Suez, and was admitted to hospital on 13th December 1915.

He returned to his unit on 23rd February 1916 and the troops arrived in France on 21st March 1916.  David was reported missing in action on 29th July 1916 while fighting on the Somme, and it was later established that he had been killed in action.

There is no known grave for David.

He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCGEACHIE D

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