|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Address||Bowden, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs C A Richardson, Ridleyton Blocks, Railway Terrace, Croydon, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Marched into Suez Camp, Egypt, 16 January 1918.
Marched into 'A' Camp, Gabbara, Alexandria, 23 January 1918.
Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; marched into Taranto Camp, Italy, 4 February 1918.
Entrained at Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, 14 February 1918 and embarked for England the same day; disembarked Southampton, 15 February 1918, and marched into 15th Training Bn, Codford, the same day.
Marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 20 May 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 22 May 1918.
Marched out to unit, 24 May 1918 and taken on strength of 32nd Bn the same day.
Wounded in action and admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 17 June 1918 (shrapnel wound, scalp, back, and cheek); transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 17 June 1918; to No 27 Ambulance Train, 17 June 1918; to No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, 18 June 1918; to England, 1 July 1918; to No 1 London General Hospital, Camberwell, 2 July 1918 (gunshot wound, head, fractured skull and wound in cheek and back, severe); to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 August 1918; discharged to furlough, 28 August 1918.
Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 September 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 18 July 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McDERMOTT Patrick Joseph|