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Regimental number33731
Place of birthLondonderry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGaunt Street, Newmarket, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A Devenny, Gaunt Street, Newmarket, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Queensland Scottish Rifles (time expired).
Enlistment date1 October 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917; marched in to RBAA, Larkhill, 21 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 September 1917; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 13 September 1917; marched out to unit, 15 September 1917; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 16 September 1917; taken on strength of 4th Field Artillery Brigade, 11th Bn, 27 September 1917.

Admitted to 69th Field Ambulance and transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 26 October 1917 (scabies); to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 October 1917; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 31 October 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 21 November 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Coyeux, 28 November 1917; discharged to Base Depot, 4 January 1918.

Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 5 January 1918; marched out to unit, 13 January 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 15 January 1918; transferred to, and taken on strength of, 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 22 January 1918; detached to Corps Machine Gun School, 1 March 1918; rejoined unit from school, 16 March 1915.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 May 1918 (scabies); transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 31 May 1918 (cardiac irritation); to 16th American General Hospital, Le Treport, 9 June 1918; to England, 30 June 1918; admitted to Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston, England, 2 July 1918; transferred to 19 July 1918; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 August 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 9 September 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 October 1918; marched in to RBAA, Heytesbury, 8 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orca', from Liverpool, 19 February 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 6 April 1919; discharged, 12 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEVENNY John

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