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Regimental number1781
Place of birthCampbelltown, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address13 Bruce Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMary Joseph, 13 Bruce Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1559
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1916
Discharge date8 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined Bn at Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left forearm), and admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance; transferred to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 August 1915; to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 August 1915; to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 8 September 1915; to Base details, Zeitoun, 24 September 1915; rejoined Bn at Gallipoli, 17 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation). Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916, of breaking camp and being absent without leave from Tattoo, 23 January, to 2.15 pm, 3 February 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited 12 days' pay.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 June 1916.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 18 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 19 July 1916, and admitted same day to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne. Transferred to England, 1 August 1916, and admitted same day to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Bristol (chest wound: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 August 1916; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Ajana', 17 October 1916; discharged, Sydney, 8 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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