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Regimental number3957
Place of birthGoulburn, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBourke Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M.M. Monahan, Bourke Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Discharge date8 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 14 February 1916.

Discharged from 1st Stationary Hospital, 2 April 1916.

Transferred to 45th Bn, 2 May 1916; taken on strength of 45th Bn, 3 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Found guilty, of (1) drunkenness; (2) being absent from "marching off" parade at 1715 hours: award, forfeits 4 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Anzac Corps Rest Station, 30 August 1916; transferred to No 3 Canadian Field Ambulance, 31 August 1916; to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, no date stated (rheumatism); to No 57 Ambulance Train, no date stated; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 3 September 1916 (myalgia); to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 7 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, 15 September 1916.

Classified as only fit for Permanent Base service due to chronic rheumatism, 28 April 1917.

Admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 9 October 1917, from 4th Australian Divisional Headquarters; transferred to No 22 General Hospital, Camiers, 9 October 1917 (haemorrhoids); to England, 16 October 1917; to Central Military Hospital, Chatham, 16 October 1917; discharged to furlough, 14 November 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 29 November 1917.

Reclassified C1, 3 December 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 29 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; no date of disembarkation stated; discharged Sydney (medically unfit), 8 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 April 1934
SourcesNAA: B2455, MONAHAN Michael

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