|Place of birth||Coleraine, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Brother, Mr Lenaghan, c/o Malcomes And Co, East London, S Africa|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney on HT 'Ceramic', 14 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 17 May 1916; allotted to 14th Training Bn, 24 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Ivernia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916; taken on strength of 56th Battalion, 26 July 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 28 August 1916 (gun shot wound over left eye, detached iris); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 1 September 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Jan Breydel' and proceeded to England, 15 September 1916; admitted to 1/5th Northern General Hospital, Leicester, 16 September 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, from furlough, 26 October 1916; moved out to 14th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 November 1916.
Proceeded to France through Folkestone on 'Princess Henrietta', 31 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 1 January 1917; moved out to field, 6 January 1917, and rejoined unit, 7 January 1917.
Reported illness, 24 January 1917; admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 January 1917; to Ambulance Train, 26 January 1917; admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 1 February 1917. Embarked Harve on HS 'Formosa' and proceeded to England, 4 February 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 5 February 1917; discharged on furlough, 29 March 1917. Marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 April 1916.
Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 4 June 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 6 June 1917; moved out to field, 28 June 1917, and rejoined unit, 3 July 1917.
Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 4 July 1917, and transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station (pulmonary); to Ambulance Train, 8 July 1917; admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 July 1917; transferred to 1st Stationary Hospital, 17 July 1917; to 39th General Hospital, Harve, 18 July 1917; discharged to 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot; moved out to field, 24 August 1917, and rejoined unit, 26 August 1917.
Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 23 October 1917; discharged to duty, 2 November 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 5 November 1917.
Wounded in action, 20 November 1917; admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 21 November 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh); to Ambulance Train, 22 November 1917, and admitted to 14th Stationary Hospital. Proceeded to England on HS 'Princess Elizabeth', 29 November 1917; admitted to War Hospital, Croydon, 30 November 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 1 March 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 March 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Gaika', 12 May 1918 (bronchitis); disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1918. Discharged, Sydney, 23 October 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Lutwyche Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McLENAGHAN William Thompson|