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Patrick Felix FOLEY

Regimental number409
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressPark Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Doyle, Queen Street, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCape River, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, 3 March 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 8 March 1916 (mitral); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916 (mitral regurgitation); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 9 March 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 19 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; discharged, Brisbane, 30 May 1916 (medically unfit: valvular disease, heart).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Joseph Charles GRAYDON

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