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Ronald George McKail
Forest Diary

MSS 634.9 M153

Ronald George McKail. Courtesy of State Records of South Australia.

Biographical Note

Born in Albany, Western Australia in c1889, Ronald George McKail, went to school at St Peter's College Adelaide, South Australia. He went on to study Forestry at the University of Adelaide, becoming the first graduate of forestry. In 1915 he enlisted in the Military embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916.

He was wounded and killed in action in Pozieres, Somme Sector, France, on the 6th of August 1916.


Diary. Illustrated. 1v.
Diary contains inscription in front: "This is the forest diary of the Late Ronald George McKail, who was the first graduate of Adelaide University in forestry. Ronald George McKail fell in action in France after having served in the Australian Expeditionary Forces in Egypt, etc."

2 panorama plates.
Stored with MSS oversize material.

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