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Dennis James RYAN

Regimental number5120
Place of birthBallan, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWickepin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5'9.25"
Weight210 lbs
Next of kinJohn Ryan, Wickepin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameLight Horse Brigade Train 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/100/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Was returning to Australia (departed 13 December 1918), but died at sea
Date of death9 January 1919
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialKanatta Cemetery (Plot R.C. 1, Row I, Grave 5), Colombo
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Joseph and Annie Clara RYAN, Ballan, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1043 Pte Eugene Joseph RYAN, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 13 December 1918; died before discharge.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RYAN Dennis James

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