Regimental number1162
Place of birthBlayney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address1 Quarry Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Dempsey, Quarry Street, Paddington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 May 1918
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town: Paddington, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Wounded in action, 23 August 1915 (gun shot wound, upper extremity); evacuated to Mudros, 27 August 1915; transferred to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 1 September 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 4 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 19 May 1918 (shell wound, right thigh and forearm); died of wounds, 19 May 1918.

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