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Morty Anthony HAYES

Regimental number474
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Hayes, Shannon View House, Meentula, Murrol, Co Limerick, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Discharge date1 May 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT ‘Runic’, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916. Forfeited £1/2/0 for cost of railway ticket from Holyhead to Euston, 16 September 1916 (claim made by London Western Railway Corporation). Transferred to 2nd Training Bn, 16 September 1916. Embarked Folkestone on SS ‘Victoria’ and proceeded to France, 12 November 1918; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 13 November 1916; moved into the field, 24 November 1916; taken on strength of 6th Bn, 26 November 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 1 December 1916, of drunkenness, 29 November 1916: awarded 7 days’ Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 December 1916, and transferred to Casualty Receiving Station (put under observations); to 1st Anzac Receiving Station, 9 December 1916 (influenza); to Ambulance Train No 17, 10 December 1916; admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 10 December 1916; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 14 December 1916; discharged to 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, 17 February 1917; rejoined unit from hospital, 18 March 1917.

Proceeded on leave to the United Kingdom, 2 January 1918.

Declared an illegal absentee by Court of Inquiry held in the field, 18 July 1918.

Discharged on account of being illegally absent, 1 May 1920.

Medals: Not eligible

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