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Patrick COOGAN

Regimental number31006
Place of birthKilkenny, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Coogan, GPO Warwick, Warwick, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 19 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 19 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England. Admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 8 May 1917 (nasal obstruction); discharged to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 21 August 1917. Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Perham Downs, 24 August 1917 (influenza); date of discharge not recorded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 September 1917; taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Belgium, 24 September 1917. Transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 17 October 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 2 February 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station, same day; discharged to duty, 13 February 1918; rejoined unit, same day. On leave to United Kingdom, 14 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 5 September 1918.

Wounded in action, 3 October 1918 (gassed), and admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 4 October 1918; to England, 6 October 1918, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 7 October 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 November 1918. Discharged, 4 December 1918, and granted furlough to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 18 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'City of York', 14 January 1919;arrived Melbourne, 27 February 1919; discharged, 30 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COOGAN Patrick

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