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Patrick McKENNA

Regimental number1620
Date of birth--/03/1889
Place of birthTyrone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressMoonera, Mount Morgan Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs P McCarthy, Moonera, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Anzac Cyclists' Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Discharge date29 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 12th Reinforcements, 2nd Light Horse, 3 August 1915. Embarked, 30 November 1915. Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Helopolis, 1 March 1916; transferred, 4th Division Cyclists, Serapeum, 16 April 1916. Taken on strength, 4th Division Cyclists, Serapeum, 19 April 1916.

Proceeded to join B.E.F; embarked Alexandria, on board HT 'Kingsfaun Castle', 2 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, 8 June 1916.

Transferred to 1st ANZAC Cycle Bn, France, 9 July 1916; taken on strength, 1st ANZAC Cycle Bn, 9 July 1916.

Leave in Paris, from 13 December 1916 until 20 December 1916. Detached from duty to serve with Australian Corps F. P. compound, 11 March 1918; rejoined Battalion, 27 March 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, France, 13 June 1918 (sick); sent to 61st Casualty Clearing Station via 38th Ambulance Train, 13 June 1918. Admitted to 54th General Hospital, 15 June 1918. Sent to 1st Australian Command Depot, 30 June 1918. Admitted to Hospital, Havre, 2 July 1918 (sick); sent to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 6 July 1918; marched out to unit, 9 July 1918; rejoined unit, 12 July 1918. Leave in UK, taken 5 October until 21 October 1918.

Marched out for Demobilization, 12 March 1919; marched out to England, 25 March 1919; disembarked in England, 26 March 1919; sent to No1 Command Depot, 26 March 1919.

Embarked for Australia on Board SS 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 5 July 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 29 August 1919.

Medals: MBV
Date of death9 June 1961
Place of burialCremated: Mount Thompson Crematorium, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKENNA Patrick

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