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Patrick Joseph GAVIN

Regimental number3261
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCleaner
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Gavin, Peechey, Crows Nest Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1917
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Discharge date29 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1566 Pte George GAVIN, 5th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 1 January 1919; 482 Lance Corporal James GAVIN, 31st Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 2341 Gunner John Joseph GAVIN, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 14 January 1919; 3262 Pte Stephen GAVIN, Australian Mounted Division Train, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917.

Transferred from Isolation Camp to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 26 July 1917.

Transferred to 5th Light Horse Regiment, 30 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 May 1918 (gun shot wound, hand); remained at duty.

Admitted to Port Said Rest Camp, 12 August 1918; marched into 5th Light Horse Details, 1 September 1918; rejoined 5th Light Horse Regiment, 10 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Madras', 28 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 August 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, 29 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAVIN Patrick Joseph

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