• William John George McIlwraith

Army / Flying Corps
  • 31st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 8th Brigade
  • Private

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    Unknown
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  • Birth

    Cooran, QLD, Australia

Stories and comments
    • COORAN. SOLDIER'S LETTER.
    • Posted by Cooloola, Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Mr. J. McIlwaith on Aug. 13 received a letter from his son William, who is now en route from England per transport "Main" which left Southampton on 23rd July last. The letter is addressed from Codford Camp, England, dated 20/6/19, and refers to a fourteen days' leave granted when he arrived from France. With three mates he visited Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. While in Ireland the famous Lakes of Killarney were visited and are described as a glorious sight, the weather being perfect at the time. Blarney Castle was the next place called at where he kissed the famous "Blarney Stone'' rather a feat to perform. Dublin and Belfast were then visited, and the Aussie soldiers were royally welcomed, all places of interest being shown them. Glasgow and Edinburgh were the next items on the programme. Loch Lomond being a special sight also. All the historic places in Edinburgh were shown the boys, and a run in a car was made to the great "Forth Bridge" one and a half miles long, a most wonderful structure. Every where the Queenslanders were treated with courtesy; the holiday was all too short, and camp was reached on the 15th day after the armistice was signed. Private McIlwraith attended a corps school in the north of France until the draft was transferred to Le Havre, subsequently entraining for England, Codford Camp being the Depot. The "Main" is carrying 1164 students to Australia, and should arrive in Melbourne about the first week in September. Private McIlwraith has had splendid health since leaving Australia on active service with the famous 31st Battalion, being in C. Co. Lewis gun section. He sends greetings to all Nambour friends, who will remember him as teller in the Commercial Bank of Australia there. COORAN. (1919, August 22). Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 - 1922), p. 7. Retrieved May 27, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article81879593

    • Boys of Cooran Poster Qld - Qld State Library AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Wednesday, 24 February 2021

    Boys of Cooran Poster Qld - Qld State Library

    Boys of Cooran Poster Qld - Qld State Library
    • Boys of Cooran Poster Qld - Qld State Library AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Wednesday, 24 February 2021

    Boys of Cooran Poster Qld - Qld State Library

    Boys of Cooran Poster Qld - Qld State Library
    • William John George McIlwraith Event date: 15/01/1978 Event type: Death AWM NAA Gary Parsons 26th Bn. researcher.
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Wednesday, 24 February 2021

    William John George McIlwraith Event date: 06/09/1898 Event type: Birth registration Registration details: 1898/C/5145 William John George McIlwraith Event date: 05/04/1921 Event type: Marriage registration Registration details: 1921/C/1134 Spouse: Olive Muriel MacKenzie William John George McIlwraith Event date: 15/01/1978 Event type: Death registration Registration details: 1978/B/83941 Mother: Alice Martin Father/parent: John Henry McIlwraith William John George McIlwraith BIRTH 6 Sep 1898 Queensland, Australia DEATH 15 Jan 1978 (aged 79) Brisbane, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia BURIAL Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens and Crematorium Holland Park West, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia PLOT Columbarium 11 | Section 27 MEMORIAL ID 208971236

    William John George McIlwraith