|Place of birth||Kells, Co Meath, Ireland|
|Address||Kells, Co Meath, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Father, D Byrnes, Oristown, Kells, Co Meath, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||56th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Australia, 17 December 1915; proceeded to join the 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; taken on strength, 56th Bn in Tel-el-Kabir, 16 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on board HT Huntsend' to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.
Found guilty, 20 August 1916, of smoking while on duty: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Admitted to General Hospital, 2 November 1916 (gun shot wound to head); transferred to St George Hospital, England, 9 November 1916; to Northhampton War Hospital, 10 November 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 December 1916; discharged from hospital, 14 December 1916.
Found guilty, 9 February 1917, of being absent without leave form 3:00 pm, 6 February, to 4:00 pm, 7 February 1917: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 4 days' pay.
Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 9 March 1917; transferred to Parkhouse Military Hospital, 13 April 1917; discharged from hospital and marched in, 18 April 1917; marched out to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 May 1917; marched out to Camp Headquarters, 21 May 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917; marched in from England to rejoin unit, 21 June 1917; rejoined unit, 13 July 1917.
On leave, 25 August 1918; reported absent without leave, 11 September 1918.
Found guilty, 20 January 1919, of being absent from 10:00 am, 1 October 1918, to 2:30 pm, 17 January 1919: awarded admonishment by Commanding Officer and forfeited 109 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BYRNES Denis Patrick|