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McCallum W J    Pte    3381

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918

 

McCallum W J    Pte    3381    William James               6 Inf Bn    28    Grocer    Single    Meth       

Address:    Newmarket, Crown St, "Genesta"   

Next of Kin:    McCallum, J, father, Crown St, Newmarket   

Enlisted:    5 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     A71 Nestor 11 Oct 1915   

 

Date of Death:  04/10/1917

CWGC: "Son of James and Anna M. McCallum, of "Genesta," Crown St., Flemington, Victoria. Native of Melbourne".

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

 

Flemington-Kensington Church News, January 1918

We regret to hear that Trooper J. C. McPherson has been reported missing in Palestine. All our sympathy is with his parents at 8 Lee Street, as also with  Mr. & Mrs. MacCallum of Crown St., whose son is reported missing in France. May God uphold these two families thro' their anxious waiting!

 

Pte. W. J. McCallum, 6th Battalion, eldest son of Mr. J. McCallum, of Crown street, Flemington, was killed in action on 4th October, 1917, after previously being reported wounded and missing.

 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, September 5). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607076

 

Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiries Bureau Correspondence

 

Wounded and Missing 4.10.17

After taking over the trench the battalion were heavily shelled and scattered to take shelter.  When the shelling ceased they collected together again and McCallum was missing.  They searched for him and found him lying in a shell hole dead.
Eye-witness - Yes
Home address: Longwarry, Gippsland
Informant: Sergeant W Johnson, 1566
6th Battalion A Company AIF
St Martins Hospital (Reliable)

https://oldsite.awm.gov.au/images/collection/pdf/RCDIG1046332--1-.pdf

 

Mentioned in this correspondence:

Thaw A J L Cpl 1001 letter in Essendon Gazette 14 Oct 1915 (Letter referred to him as Jim McCallum.)

Gay-S-A-Pte-3301    letter in a bottle from the Nestor

 

 

War Service Commemorated

Flemington Branch ANA*

Kensington Methodist Church [J]*

Moonee Ponds West State School

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

Regimental Register

 

In Memoriam

 

MCCALLUM.-In proud and loving memory of

our dear eldest son and brother, Private W. J.  

Mccallum, 6th Batt., killed in action at Pass-

chendaele on the 4th October, 1917.

His warfare now is o'er,  

The sounds of battle cease;  

He's passed through death's cold river,

To yonder land of peace.    

-(Inserted by his loving father, mother, brother,

and sisters, Crown street, Flemington.) 

Family Notices. (1918, October 4). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), p. 1.

Retrieved January 16, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1408574

 

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