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Regimental number6411
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway Employee
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Cronin, Keillinilin, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6411A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 February 1918
Discharge date29 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 23 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917; joined 7th Tng Bn, 18 February 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; disembarked Havre, France, 23 May 1917; proceeded to join unit, 9 June 1917; taken on strength of 27th Bn, 12 June 1917; transferred to 28th Bn, 12 June 1917; taken on strength of 28th Bn, 13 June 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917; admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 20 September 1917 (shrapnel wound to right arm); transferred to 8th Stationary Hospital, 21 September 1917; transferred to England, 24 September 1917; admitted to Sandgate Military Hospital Shorncliffe, England, 24 September 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 October 1917; on leave, 28 November to 12 December 1917; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 12 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lanstephan', 15 February 1918; disembarked Perth, 8 April 1918; discharged, 29 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal (returned, 30 September 1924), Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRONIN John

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