Private Samuel Philip McNeil

Service number 4538
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Alberton
Death Date 1916-09-08
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Samuel Philip McNeil (4538, 10th Battalion) was an apprentice engineer from Alberton, SA. He died of injuries sustained in an accidental bomb explosion on 8 September 1916. Samuel is buried in the Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium. His mother wrote that he was 17 years 3 months of age at the time of his death. Samuel’s uncle Robert James McNeil was killed in the battle of Flers on 5 November 1916.



Date of enlistment 09 August 1915
Date of embarkation 07 February 1916
Date of death 08 September 1916
Date of fate 08 September 1916