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Eugene William McQUAID

Regimental number66
Place of birthBallyjamesduff, Co Cavan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGPO, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, M J McQuaid Md, Ballygamsduff, County Cavan, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name12th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDischarged 6 January 1917
Discharge date6 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Australia, 20 October 1914.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915; promoted to acting Sergeant, 20 July 1915; admitted to No 15 General Hospital, 10 August 1915; transferred to Red Cross Hospital, 13 September 1915 (diphtheria); discharged to duty, 3rd Echelon, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 29 September 1915; transferred to unit and struck off strength, 24 January 1916; to be Sergeant, 26 February 1916; transferred to 52nd Bn, Railhead, 1 July 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 September 1916; admitted to 13th Australian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, and transferred to England, 8 September 1916 (gun shot wound, back); discharged to Woodside, awaiting discharge from Australian Imperial Force, 18 December 1916; declared 'permanently unfit for war service, home or abroad', 6 January 1917.

Discharged in England, 6 January 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McQUAID Eugene William

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