|Place of birth||Berna, Co Galway, Ireland|
|Address||Toolondo, via Horsham, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||37|
|Next of kin||Brother, Patrick Courtney, Polkemmett East, Horsham, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Horsham, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||38th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.
Admitted to General Hospital, Havre, France, 24 November 1916; discharged from Hospital, 31 December 1916.
Found guilty, 1 April 1917, of being absent without leave from Parade from 8:00 am to noon, 30 March 1917; 8:00 am to noon, 31 March 1917; 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 1 April 1917: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 3 days' pay.
Wounded in action and admitted to 3rd New Zealand Field Ambulance, 13 May 1917 (gun shot wound to right arm); transferred to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 14 May 1917; to England, 18 May 1917; admitted to Roy Herbert Military Hospital, Woolwich, England, 18 May 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 12 June 1917; discharged from hospital and marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 19 June 1917.
Marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 29 June 1917; marched in to overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 12 July 1917.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 6 September 1917 (deviation of septum); discharged from hospital, 15 September 1917.
proceeded overseas to France, 10 November 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 11 November 1917; marched out to Front, 15 November 1917; rejoined 38th Bn in the field, 22 November 1917; on leave to England, 23 January 1918; rejoined unit in France, 13 February 1918.
Admitted to 10th Australian Ambulance Train and transferred to 6th Casualty Clearing Station, 22 May 1918; to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 23 May 1918 (influenza); to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 29 May 1918; discharged to duty, 14 June 1918.
Marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 16 June 1918; marched out to unit, 28 June 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 30 June 1918; promoted to Lance Corporal, 9 August 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 16 January to 2 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 14 February 1919; proceeded to Base Headquarters, 9 April 1919; marched out to England, 14 April 1919; marched in to Codford, England, 15 April 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Rio Pardo', from Devonport, 27 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 18 July 1919; discharged, 4 September 1919.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalBoth medals returned, 10 May 1923.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COURTNEY Peter|