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Christopher Joseph BRANIGAN

Regimental number218
Place of birthSwanpool, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressSwanpool, via Benalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Matthew Branigan, Swanpool, via Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Discharge date12 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France 22 November 1916; sick, to hospital, 11 December 1916; rejoined unit 23 February 1917.

Wounded in Action 28 May 1917; invalided to England from 13th General Hospital, France, 1 June 1917; admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 6 June 1917 (gun shot wound to back).

Returned to Australia per 'Dunluce Castle', discharged due to dorsal spine paraplegia.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death22 October 1954
Place of burialMoorngag Cemetery

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