|Place of birth||Wexford, Ireland|
|Address||Port Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Annie Byrnes,112 Faythe Street, Wexford, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Proceededfrom Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 5 June 1916; taken on strength of 27th Bn, 6 July 1916.
Wounded (accidentally) and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 30 August 1916 (gun shot wound to left thigh); transferred to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 31 August 1916; to England, 2 September 1916; admitted to 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester, 3 September 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 9 November 1916; discharged from hospital and granted leave, 11 November 1916; marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot, 4 December 1916.
Found guilty, 4 December 1916, of being absent without leave from 3:30 pm, 27 November, to 10:30 pm, 30 November 1916: awarded 7 days confined to Camp and forfeited 4 days' pay.
Marched in to 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 6 December 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 23 May 1917; marched in to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 23 May 1917; proceeded to join unit, 9 June 1917; rejoined 27th Bn, 12 June 1917.
Wounded in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917; admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 20 September 1917 (shrapnel wound to left leg); to England, 3 October 1917; admitted to Chichester War Hospital, Gray Hugwell, England, 3 October 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 6 November 1917; discharged and granted leave, 24 November to 8 December 1917.
Marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 8 December 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Llanstephan Castle', 15 February 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 16 April 1918; discharged, 1 May 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BYRNES John|