McNamara, Louis David George Warnecke, MM (Sergeant, b.? - d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0459
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Papers
Place made Australia
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1520
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Sergeant Louis David George Warnecke McNamara, MM, Egypt, France, 1915-1918. Collection consists of a typescript copy of a letter of condolence written by Lieutenant Francis Boyce MM, and two typescript accounts of Sergeant Louis McNamara's activities in Egypt, probably copied from Australian newspapers. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 71A Sergeant Louis David George Warnecke McNamara, MM, 1 Divisional Signal Company, AIF. Electrical consulting engineer; of Medindie, SA, born Nuriootpa, SA; educated first by his father and later at Prince Alfred College & Adelaide University (B. Sc., B. E.); joined the AIF on 19 August 1914 and posted to 3 Field Company Engineers, served for 4 months on Gallipoli surveying trenches, etc. until he contracted enteric fever. During convalescence in England, spent some months at the London University College with his old master, Professor Bragg, experimenting with gas for military purposes; on return to his unit, he helped to throw a pontoon bridge over the Suez Canal; died on 18 September 1918 of wounds received at Jencourt, France, aged 31 years 9 months.