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Regimental number2616
Place of birthAthlone, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressBugilbone Siding, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Harry McGee, Bugilbone Siding, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Napier on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date2 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 9th Training Bn, 21 Febnruary 1917.

Found guilty, 13 February 1917, of being absent without leave at Durrington Camp from midnight, 8 February, untril apprehended at 8.30 pm, 9 February 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Found guilty, 13 November 1917, of at No 13 Camp, Fovant, being absent without leave from 4 pm, 8 November 1917, to 7 pm, 12 November 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 19 days' pay.

Admitted toFovant Military Hospital, 17 Augusat 1918 (influenza); discharged to Training Depot, 8 November 1918. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Argyllshire', 9 December 1918; discharged, 16 April 1919.

Re-enlisted, 11 June 1919, as 85948, Private, Special AIF. Embarked Sydney,on board 'Tras-os-montes', 8 July 1919; disembarked London, 6 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 November 1919; discharged, Sydney, 2 February 1920.

SourcesNAA: B2455, McSHANE John

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