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Regimental number988
Place of birthLongford, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRailway Hotel, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, British Army; completed Reserve service.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll988A
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary CONWAY; husband of Lillian CONWAY, 17 Mackay Street, Prahran, Victoria. Native of Longford, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Promoted Sergeant, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 28 April 1915 (gun shot wound, scalp); admitted to HS 'Galeka' and then transferred to HS 'Delta', 2 May 1915; transferred to England, and admitted to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road Section, Chichester, 12 May 1915; transferred to Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 20 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 7 November 1915; arrived Melbourne, 21 December 1915.

Returned to duty, 21 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 988 John CONWAY for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONWAY John

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