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Dillon Capel MACNAMARA

Regimental number5435
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Caves Station, North Coast Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 11.75"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinBrother, R Macnamara, The Caves Station, North Coast Line, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 December 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name two spellings Capel and Chaple
Discharge date13 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 29 September 1916; taken on strength, 31st Bn, in the field, 13 October 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 November 1916 (gun shot wound, chest and back), and admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred same day to Ambulance Train, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 4 November 1916. Transferred to England, 8 November 1916, and admitted to Frensham Hill Military Hospital, Farnham, 9 November 1916. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 12 February 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 14 February 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 27 February 1917 neuralgia, gun shot wound, back and left shoulder); marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, from hospital, 3 March 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 April 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917; discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit), 13 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation Roll as Dillon Capel; enlistee signed as William Chaple.
Date of death21 October 1953 Brisbane Mental Hospital
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACNAMARA Dillon Capel

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