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Regimental number2016
Place of birthLondonderry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGiven Street, Teneriffe, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation45
Height5' 5.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs M Cain, 138 Little Windmill Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917
Discharge date25 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Brisbane, 16 August 1915; taken on strength of 25th Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 12 October 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station (frost bite), Anzac, 8 December 1915; transferred to Egypt, 10 December 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 17 December 1915; discharged to Base, 7 January 1916.

Found guilty, 14 January 1916, of (1) drunkenness: fined 2/6-.

Rejoined Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 20 January 1916; marched into Overseas Base, Abbassia, 25 March 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, (undated); disembarked, Marseilles, France (undated).

Found guilty, 2 September 1916, of (1) overstaying leave pass from 8:15 pm until 9:25 pm: forfeits 1 day's pay.

Admitted to 1st General Hospital (venereal disease), 15 September 1916; discharged to Base Details, 1 October 1916, total period of treatment for venereal disease: 16 days.

Found guilty, 14 October 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from tattoo, 12 October, until 6 pm, 13 October 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 1; forfeited 2 days' pay.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital (myalgia), 25 October 1916; to England, 26 October 1916; admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, England, 26 October 1916; discharged to Perham Downs Command Depot, 3 November 1916; marched out to furlough, 4 November 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot from furlough, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to Hospital (scabies), 13 December 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 19 December 1916; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 26 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Beltana' from Plymouth for discharge (rheumatism and debility), 17 March 1917; disembarked, Brisbane, 12 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 25 June 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star (returned: 1 March 1933), British War Medal, Victory Medal

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