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Reginald Bernard McAULIFFE

Regimental number18912
Place of birthNymagee, New South Wales
True NamePASCOE, William Joseph Michael
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian McAuliffe, 441 Riley Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 July 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Squadron Engineers, June 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Squadron Australian Mounted Division
FateReturned to Australia 29 April 1919
Discharge date4 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Port Said on board HT 'Dorset', 29 April 1919; disembarked Sydney, 11 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 4 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

February 1937 submitted entry from the Register of Births to show that his true name was Joseph William Michael PASCOE. He requested that his discharge certificate be changed to show his true name, since he required proof of being a returned serviceman to ensure continued employment by the Railways Board. Base Records replied, 22 February 1937, that a Certificate of Discharge could only be issued in the name under which an individual served.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McAULIFFE Reginald Bernard

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