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Michael James GERAGHTY

Regimental number6732
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Address27 Wilson Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Geraghty, 27 Wilson Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Nicholson on 8 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date21 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 8 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 8 May 1917 (face wound); admitted to 1st Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 13 May 1917; rejoined unit, 30 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917 (shell wound, right leg); admitted to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 October 1917; transferred to No. 7 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 6 October 1917. Transferred to England, 10 October 1917,and admitted to Devonport Military Hospital, 11 October 1917 (severe wound). Transferred to No. 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 December 1917; to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Llanstephen Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 16 April 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 21 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death1 May 1939

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