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James Patrick MISKELLY

Regimental number3609
Place of birthMyrtleville, Taralga, Argyle, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Miskelly, Myrtleville via Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 January 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to Helouan Convalescent Home, Helouan, 7 February 1916; discharged to Giza for duty, 22 February 1916.

Transferred to 56th Bn, 3 April 1916; taken on strength of 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Eaton Hall Cemetery by Reverend James Greene, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MISKELLY James Patrick

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