|Place of birth||Limerick, Co Limerick, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs. Catherine McMahon, Loughill, county Limerick, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Narrabri, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/48/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||31st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916. Found guilty, 23 March 1916, of being absent without leave, 1500-2100, 23 March: awarded 12 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 1 day's pay; total forfeiture: 12 days' pay. Taken on strength, 31st Bn, 25 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 July 1916, and admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound,face, slight); transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 29 July 1916; to England, and admitted to Military Hospital, Edmonton Road, 22 July 1916; transferred to County of London War Hospital, Epsom, Surrey, 21 August 1916. Discharged from hospital (date not recorded) and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 5 October 1916. Granted furlough, 6 October 1916; reported back from furlough, 21 October 1916. Marched out to No 5 Camp, Durrington, 2nd Training Bn, 11 December 1916.
Found guilty, 6 July 1917, of being absent without leave, Durrington, from 2400, 5 July, till he reported back at tattoo, 5 July 1917: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeiture of a total of 8 days' pay. Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Suevic', 27 September 1917, for change (nervous debility); disembarked Melbourne, 19 November 1917, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 22 December 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McMAHON William|