|Place of birth||Wexford, Ireland|
|Address||c/o Mr Buckle, Openshaw Edgar Street, Auburn, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Bolger, Seaview, Baldoyle, Co Dublin, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Joined 18th Bn at Gallipoli, 24 October 1915.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 November 1915.
Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 12 December 1915; transferred to 87th Field Ambulance, Mudros East, 18 December 1915 (shell shock); reported for duty, 18th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 10 January 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 1 February 1916.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Rail Head, 17 February 1916 (decayed teeth); transferred to 6th Field Ambulance, 18 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 6 June 1916 (no further details recorded), and admitted to 7th Field Ambulance; discharged to duty, 9 June 1916.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 1 August 1916 (gun shot wound, back and chest), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 August 1916; transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 4 August 1916; to Ambulance Train and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 4 August 1916. Transferred to England, 25 August 1916, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 26 August 1916 (wound: slight); discharged to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 September 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 September 1916. Marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Woolwich, 16 October 1916; to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 3 November 1916; marched in to Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 22 December 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 9 January 1917.
Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 22 January 1917; Sergeant, 24 January 1917; Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 29 January 1917; Company Sergeant Major, 11 February 1917.
Admitted to 29th Casualty Clearing Station, 6 July 1917 (fever); rejoined Bn, 7 July 1917.
Selected to attend Infantry Cadet Bn, Oxford University, England, course commencing September.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 2 February 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 27 April 1918.
Accidentally injured, 22 June 1918 (gun shot wound, right buttock; shot by Lewis Gun at musketry range; 2nd Lt BOLGER to blame; no disciplinary action to be taken), and admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 June 1918; transferred to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 June 1918; to England, 30 June 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 1 July 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 September 1918.
Marched in to British Cavalry Base Depot, 7 October 1918; admitted to 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 9 October 1918 (pyrexia unknown origin); discharged to Base Details, 15 October 1918; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 4 November 1918.
Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1918; rejoined Bn, 27 November 1918.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 4 April 1919. Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 7 April 1919; discharged, 28 April 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 22 days.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), Sydney, 3 September 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BOLGER Denis|