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Michael COURTNEY

Regimental number819
Place of birthNenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Other NamesMichael John
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPearler
AddressBroome, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, M Courtney, Knigh, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Royal Navy and 6 weeks Broome wireless guard. Bought out of Navy.; Served in the Royal Navy for one year; served as Wireless Guard, Broome, for 6 weeks.
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps Details
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date26 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria for Gallipoli, 4 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros (general Gallipoli evacuation), 10 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head). Transferred to England, 9 August 1916, and admitted to St Luke's War Hospital, Halifax, 10 August 1916. Discharged to Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Czaritza', 16 March 1919; transshipped to 'Dunluce Castle', leaving Alexandria, 7 April 1919. Disembarked Western Australia, 6 May 1919; discharged, 26 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death23 March 1958
SourcesNAA: B2455, COURTNEY Michael

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