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Mackie, James Robert (5367)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 26 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 3 April 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5367            view online service record

383 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edith Jane Mackie (wife)
383 Princes Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 28 July 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements

KIA: Tuesday, 20 March 1917
Place: France

Brother: John Mackie

Private, 21 Infantry, killed in action 20 March, 1917, France, aged 27, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents: James and Margaret MACKIE, wife, Edith Jane MACKIE, born Port Melbourne, educated St Peter and Paul’s RC. He enlisted as a 26-year-old labourer from 383 Princes Street, later at 131 Bridge Street. His wife, Edith, is in Balmain, Sydney on the Embarkation Roll. Circular returned from Rozelle, NSW, with Port Melbourne as place of association.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1917 ‘PRIVATE JAMES MACKIE WOUNDED.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 19 May, p. 2. , viewed 05 Apr 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 26, 2017 10.53 am 0Likes

    “Victorian Junior Football Association

    “… In sympathy with the latest of their comrades who have nobly given their lives in country’s cause, Port Melbourne and South Melbourne players wore black arm-bands on Saturday in their respective matches. Port mourned the deaths in action of a trio’ of players — J. Mackie, E. Harris, and A. Treglowan. whilst South Melbourne honored the, memories of G. Moodie and W. Earles, also killed, in action”. (“Winner”, 6 June, 1917)

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