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Regimental number134
Place of birthProspect, Parramatta, New South Wales
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolReefton Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address45 Regent Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMrs E. Riley, 45 Regent Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBoulogne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 138), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Ellen RILEY, 'Mentone', Roscoe Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Prospect, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign(, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 17 General Hospital, 9 May 1915 (gun shot wound, scalp); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, 13 May 1915; discharged to duty, 5 June 1915.

Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 8 June 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Gascon', 13 July 1915 (vertigo); transferred to Tigne Hospital, Malta, 18 July 1915; to England, 28 August 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Fulham, 11 September 1915 (gun shot wound, right frontal bone and weakness).

Admitted to Verne Military Hospital, Portland, 28 December 1915; discharged, 3 January 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 17 days.

Rejoined Bn in France, 15 August 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 19 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 29 August 1918 (gun shot wound, head), and relinquished temporary rank; admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 5 September 1916.

Died of wounds, 12 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Mr Riley; Byrne was the ex-nuptial child of Mrs Ellen Riley.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Frank

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