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Jeremiah TOOMEY

Regimental number3480
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 5.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Toomey, 14 Abbey Street, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Volunteer Militia.
Enlistment date9 April 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDischarged 2 August 1918
Discharge date2 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 July 1917. Found guilty, at sea, 24 July 1917, of drunkenness: fined 2/6. Found guilty, 'Port Melbourne', Cape Town, South Africa, of (1) offering violence to his Superior Officer (2) disobedience of Orders: awarded 14 days' detention; 12 days' subsequently remitted. Disembarked Liverpool, England, 16 September 1917; marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 17 September 1917.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, 21 September 1917, of being absent without leave, 9 am to 1.50 pm, 19 September 1917: awarded forfeitureof 3 days' pay.

Found guilty, Hurdcott, 10 October 1917, of being absent without leave, 0900, 6 October, to 0600, 9 October 1917: awarded forfeiture of 15 days' pay; forfeited a total of 19 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 December 1917; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 11 December 1917.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 12 February 1918.

Wounded in action, 3 March 1918 (gun shot wound, right ankle); admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 March 1918; transferred same day to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 34, 5 March 1918, and admitted to 7th Canadian General Hospital (fractured femur); to England, 12 March 1918, and admitted to Barnet War Hospital, High Barnet, 14 March 1918; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 April 1918. discharged on furlough, 26 April 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 10 May 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 May 1918.

Tried by Civil Powers, wetsham, at Guildhall, Malcolm Regis, 8 June 1918: pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of stealing [3 packets of Players cigarettes; value 1/10]; found Guilty: sentenced to one month's imprisonment; forfeited 30 days' pay.

Discharged in the United Kingdom, 2 August 1918 (medically unfit).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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