Topic: AIF - 2B - 7 LHR
5th LHR, AIF
5th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Roll of Honour
George Francis McGuire
George Francis McGuire
Service number: 533
Rank: Trooper [Tpr]
Unit: 7th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 9 August 1916
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: EGYPT 2 Kantara War Memorial Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: McGUIRE, Tpr. George Francis, 533. 7th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 9th Aug., 1916. Age 25. Son of Thomas Joseph and Emma Ann McGuire, of Boggabri, New South Wales. Native of Gunnedah, New South Wales. B. 89.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of George Francis McGuire from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Boggabri, New South Wales|
|School||Boggabri Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||51 MacPherson Street, Waverley, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||E A McGuire, Boggabri, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Enlistment date||2 November 1914|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New south Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/12/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 19 December 1914|
|Fate||Killed in Action 9 August 1916|
|Place of death or wounding||Egypt|
|Age at death||25|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 89), Egypt|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in St Joseph's Catholic Church (Stations of the Cross 8: presented by T. McGUIRE in memory), Gunnedah, New South Wales. Parents: Thomas and Emma McGUIRE, Boggabri, New South Wales. Native of Gunnedah, New South Wales.|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 834 Pte James John McGUIRE, 33rd Bn, died of wounds, 16 April 1918.|
|Other details|| |
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.
Admitted to SMC 'Clacton', 20 June 1915 (headache); transferred to Mudros and admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, 21 June 1915 (malaise); discharged to duty, 29 June 1915; returned to duty, Gallipoli, 1 July 1915.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 27 July 1915 (gastritis); transferred to HS 'Soudan', 27 July 1915 (gastritis and diarrhoea); to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 31 July 1915 (not yet diagnosed); to A&NZ Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 5 August 1915 (blind left eye); discharged to Base Details, Maadi, 11 August 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 21 August 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Found guilty of being absent without leave, 0630, 27 January, to 0630, 30 January 1916: awarded 14 days' confined to camp and forfeited 4 days' pay.
Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 3 March 1916 (mumps); transferred to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 17 March 1916; to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 18 March 1917; discharged to duty, 21 March 1916; rejoined unit, Hill 70, 22 March 1916.
Found guilty, Romani, 9 May 1916, of being drunk and disorderly: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Posted as a deserter and charged £4/15/0 for loss of kit, Bir Etmaler, Canal Zone (amount subsequently deleted). GOC, A&NZ Mounted Division approved of no further action being taken in the case of this man illegally absenting himself, 13 July 1916. Disembarked Alexandria from Marseilles (stowaway), 15 July 1916. Marched in under escort, 2nd Reserve Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 16 July 1916.
Reported to 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Bir Etmaler, Canal Zone, 3 August 1916.
Killed in action, 9 August 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Lest we forget
Citation: 7th LHR, Roll of Honour, George Francis McGuire