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Regimental number3340
Place of birthMiltown, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employee
AddressWoombye, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Bridget Hauville, 68 Princess Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917. Marched in to 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 27 August 1917. Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'A68', 1 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 3 January 1918, for onward travel to 1st Military District (Queensland); discharged, 12 February 1918 (senility and old injury to wrist joint).

Medal: British War Medal.

Notation on file, 1 April 1938: British War Medal returned unclaimed.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MARTIN John

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