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Patrick BAHEN

Regimental number1044
Place of birthLisdeen, Co Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLisdenn PO, County Clare, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Linon Bahen, Lisdenn PO, County Clare, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateReturned to Australia 17 April 1920
Discharge date17 September 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Australian Division Headquarters, 22 April 1916; to Anzac Provost Corps, 24 September 1916. Doing duty with 2nd Australian Division, France, 31 March 1917.

Found guilty, 22 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 7.30 am, 22 July, to 10 am, 25 July 1917: admonished and forfeited 4 days' pay (#1-0-0).

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 29 July 1918 (dysentery), and transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; to 47th General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 August 1918; to 16th General Hospital, 4 August 1918; England, 8 August 1918, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 9 August 1918; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 August 1918, to report to No 4 command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 September 1918. Marched in to No 4 CD from AIF Headquarters, London, 6 September 1918; marched out to Australian Provost Corps, Tidworth, 4 November 1918.

Eligible for 15 days' extra disembarkation leave, 31 July 1919. On duty at Lewes Detention Barracks, 11 September 1919. Eligible for an extra 15 days' disembarkation leave, 20 September 1919. Granted further leave subject to recall, 26 February 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Bahia Costello', 17 April 1920; reported for drunkenness by civil powers, Cape Town: reprimanded by OC Troops, 19 May 1920; disembarked Melbourne, 19 June 1920; discharged, 17 September 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAHEN Patrick

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