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Frank Faey RENEHAN

Regimental number396
Place of birthKew, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil servant
AddressKingston Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Renehan, Kingston Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the School Cadets.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRichmond, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 December 1918
Discharge date28 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 19 Pte Thomas RENEHAN, 22nd Bn, returned to Australia, 28 March 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Promoted Corporal, 9 May 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance Dressing Station, 13 August 1915 (septic knee), and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Mudros; to Gibraltar, 7 October 1915, and admitted to General Hospital, 15 October 1915 (enteritis); to England, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 31 October 1915.

Found guilty, 23 May 1916, of overstaying leave from midnight, 21 May, to 1 pm, 22 May 1916: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916.

Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 25 August 1916; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, from hospital, 29 August 1916; joined 6th Bn, in the field, 20 September 1916.

Admitted to NZ Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 17 March 1917 (gonorrhoea); transferred to Ambulance Train, 5 April 1917, and admitted to 51st General Hospital, Etaples, 8 April 1917; discharged to Base Details to duty, 12 June 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 88 days; rejoined Bn, 26 August 1917.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, Rouelles, 8 October 1917, on charges (1) in that he was absent without leave from 1st ADBD from 9.30 pm, 2-10-17, to 6.45 am, 3-10-17; (2) conduct to the prejudice of good order and Military discipline in that he at about 6.45 am, 3-10-17, when questioned by Military Police did give a false name & number: pleaded 'Guilty'; found 'Guilty': sentenced to be reduced to the ranks and awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 1; forfeited a total of 30 days' pay.

Proceeded to England, 21 November 1917 (eye specialist report); marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 November 1917, and attached to War Chest, London, for duty.

Found guilty, London, 14 January 1918, of being absent without leave from 9 pm, 12 January, till 10 am, 14 January 1918: forfeited 2 days' pay; total forfeiture: 4 days' pay.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 17 January 1918.

Taken on strength, AIF Kit Store, 5 February 1918.

Retransferred to 6th Bn from Kit Stores, 27 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Hacking', 3 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 January 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 28 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RENEHAN Frank Faey

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