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James GALLAGHER

Regimental number7742
Place of birthDonegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTemora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Gallagher, Meenbara, County Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Connaught Rangers: discharged on payment.
Enlistment date24 September 1917
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918; marched out and taken on strength of 45th Bn, Codford, 5 June 1918.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, 8 July 1918 (influenza); marched in to unit, 14 July 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 22 July 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 24 July 1918; marched out to unit, 27 July 1918; rejoined unit, 1 August 1918.

Wounded in action and admitted to Ambulance Train, 17 August 1918 (gun shot wounds to right buttock and forearm); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 17 August 1918; to 5th Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 19 August 1918; to England, 22 August 1918; admitted to Royal Victoria Military Hospital, Netley, England, 23 August 1918.

On leave from 11 October to 25 October 1918; reported in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 25 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 15 January 1919; reported absent without leave at Colombo, Ceylon, and failed to re-embark, 8 February 1919; embarked Colombo on board HT 'Demosthenes', 10 February 1919; disembarked Perth, 19 February 1919; discharged 28 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER James

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