Pte Alexander McKinnon, Aboriginal soldier who served with the AIF …

Comment on Aboriginal soldier from Charlotte Waters killed in WWI by John.

Pte Alexander McKinnon, Aboriginal soldier who served with the AIF during WW1 enlisted in Adelaide in May 1916.
He came from Charlotte Waters, NT and placed on his enlistment form his occupation as a station hand.
His enlistment number was 2230.
He was living at Leigh Creek at the time of his enlistment.
Of course he was killed in action in France.
His two service medals, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal were consigned to his step-mother, Mary McKinnon in 1922.
She lived at Kadina.
She also received his memorial plaque.
Pte McKinnon’s 70 document service record can be accessed on the internet.

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