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Peter COURTNEY

Regimental number473
Place of birthBerna, Co Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressToolondo, via Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 10"
Weight194 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Patrick Courtney, Polkemmett East, Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Place of enlistmentHorsham, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 2001
Discharge date4 September 1923
Other details

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 Medal

Both medals returned, 10 May 1923.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COURTNEY Peter

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