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John Patrick CALLAGHAN

Regimental number1995
Place of birthCassilis, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPembroke, Casillis, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, Davis Joseph Callaghan, Pembroke, Casillis, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
116
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Ester CALLAGHAN, Coolie Cottage, Merriwa, New South Wales. Native of Cassilis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALLAGHAN John Patrick

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