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Austin Alphonsis CALLAGHAN

Regimental number934
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
Address33 Searl Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Theresa Callaghan, Searl Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Irish Rifles, Citizen Military Forces; resigned.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Therese CALLAGHAN
Discharge date22 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

On Command, Divisional Headquarters, Gallipoli, 16 June 1915.

Batman to Captain McAULIFFE, 4 July 1915; rejoined 2nd Bn, 21 August 1915.

Admitted to Overseas Base, Mustapha, from Lemnos, 3 November 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, from 'On Command', 6 December 1915.

On command to Lemnos, 12 December 1915; rejoined unit, 23 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed, 15 March 1916 (3 months' probation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal (at Sea), 24 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head [penetrating] and hand); admited to 1/5 South Midlands Field Ambulance, 23 July 1916, and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 25, 23 July 1916, and admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1916; transferred to England, 30 July 1916, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 1 August 1916; reported 'dangerously ill', 7 September 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 20 October 1916; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; discharged (wounded), Sydney, 22 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 July 1936
Age at death45
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALLAGHAN Austin Alphonsis

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