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Regimental number149
Place of birthIreland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs Catherine Kearney, Mortimer Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPioneer Sergeant
Unit name42nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth KEARNEY
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 April 1924
Age at death45
Place of burialSouth Brisbane, Queensland

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