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Regimental number14
Date of birth12 February 1887
Place of birthDrogheda, Co South, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGlobe Hotel, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Next of kinMother, Mrs Katharine McDonnell, New Foundwell Road, Drogheda, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 10 years in the Royal Naval Reserve.
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Sapper
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
FateDied of disease 27 August 1915
Other details

Died of enteric fever on board 'Cannada', 27 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDONNELL Thomas

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