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Patrick Joseph McDERMOTT

Regimental number5067
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith's striker
AddressBowden, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs C A Richardson, Ridleyton Blocks, Railway Terrace, Croydon, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

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 Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death24 December 1933
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDERMOTT Patrick Joseph

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