John Madill

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Madill
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, February 27, 1889
Mother's Name: 
Mary Jane (nee McGeachan)
Father's Name: 
James Madill
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, March 20, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
36th Battalion
Company: 
5th Reinforcement D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, October 4, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
KIA
Details: 

John Madill (Service No 2625) was a native of Lanarkshire, Scotland. John attended Bothwell School in Lanarkshire and when he was 22 years old he travelled to Australia, gaining employment at the Mount Kembla mine.
When he enlisted in the AIF on 27 March, 1916, he was living at Kembla Heights, near Wollongong. He was 27 years old and a single man.
John was assigned to the 36th Battalion, 5th Reinvofcement as a Private, and embarked with his Unit, from Sydney, on the HMAT A 24 Benalla, on 9th November 1916.

He arrived in France and saw service on the western front.

On 3rd October, 1917 while involved in the battle for Passchendaele he was severely wounded and on the 4th October he died as a result of his wounds.

John's war medals were sent to his family at Doocarrick, Lisnagar, Coote Hill, Ireland.

John Madill has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MADILL JOHN

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