Charles Maurice MACKIE

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MACKIE, Charles Maurice

Service Number: 2093
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 29 June 1895
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Muirdens College
Occupation: Presser & Machinist
Died: Died of Illness (cerebral tumour), Rouen, France, 13 January 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Prospect HB06 RSL Hall - Prospect District WW1 A-G*
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '3' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Medic embarkation_ship_number: A7 public_note: ''
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , ANZAC Gallipoli
15 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, From 3rd Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Pozières
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Mouquet Farm
25 Dec 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Evacuated ill initial diagnosis epilepsy - subsequently proved to be the onset of a cerebral tumour which ultimately took his life.
13 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2093, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column

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Biography

2093 Driver Charles Maurice Mackie, Australian Field Artillery (AFA) from Prospect, South Australia. A 19 year old presser and machinist with prior service with the 34th Battery AFA Militia, he enlisted on 19 August 1914. He embarked for overseas with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column from Adelaide on 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Medic (A7). While serving at Gallipoli, he was taken ill and evacuated to Mudros on 8 December 1915. On recovery, he rejoined his unit in Egypt in January and proceeded to France with them in March 1916. Six months after transferring to the 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, he was taken ill and hospitalised. Dvr Mackie died of a cerebral tumour on 13 January 1917 and was buried in the Boise Guillaume Communal Cemetery, France. According to his mother, "he was one of the first five boys to hand in his name to his Captain of the Battery for voluntary services on the morning that war was declared". - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"THE LATE DRIVER C. M. MACKlE.

News has been received of the death on January 3, in France, of Driver C. M. Mackie. He was the youngest son of Mr. G. D. Mackie, and was one of the first to enlist. He was attached to the 34th Battery Field Artillery, Citizens' Force, before joining the A.I.F. He was with the artillery at the landing at Gallipoli, and left the trenches on September 13, suffering from rheumatic fever. On leaving hospital he returned to his unit in Egypt, and later proceeded to France. He was in the Pozieres battle, through which he came without injury. In October last he was granted ten days' leave in England. On his return to France he wrote that he never felt better or more fit in his life, and the news of his death was a great shock, as no imformation had been received that he was ill. He was employed for some years by the Singer Machine Company, and at the time of enlisting was a mechanic with Messrs. Kurtz & Harper. He left Adelaide on October 20, 1914, with the first contingent. Driver Mackie was 21 years of age last June, and his only brother, Corporal G. N. Mackie, is with the A.I.F. in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 10 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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