|Place of birth||Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland|
|Address||Irish Association, Courier Bldgs, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Beirne, 6 Wellwood Street, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 year and nine months, Connaught Rangers, British Army.|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 22|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/31/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A84 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Benalla', 9 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched into RBAA, Larkhill, 10 January 1917; marched into RBAA, Bulford, 28 January 1917.
Found guilty, 4 April 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 25 March, to 1.30 am, 30 March 1917: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks; forfeited total of 30 days' pay.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 April 1917; discharged to RBAA, Bulford, 25 May 191; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 42 days. Embarked Southampton and proceeded overseas to France, 26 June 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 27 June 1917; marched out to 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength, 13 August 1917; posted to Brigade Ammunition Column, Belgium, 16 August 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 14 November 1917; rejoined unit, 1 December 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 15 November 1918; rejoined unit, 7 December 1918; proceeded to United Kingdom on special leave, 6 May 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Deverill, 3 June 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 24 July 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 October 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane. Discharged, 15 December 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BEIRNE John Michael|