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Regimental number1776
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address781 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B McDonagh, 781 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceArmy Medical Corp, 2 years no discharge (Volunteer)
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 May 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Discharge date27 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919; disembarked Sydney, 18 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 27 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death8 March 1931
SourcesNAA: B2455, SAMPSON David

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