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Regimental number5354
Place of birthBarmcrannie, Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWalkers Flat, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 7.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs L E Ward, Walkers Flat, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2.5 years in the Light Horse Regiment (left country).
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Discharge date6 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 31 December 1916; marched out to unit, 25 January 1917; taken on strength of 10th Bn, 27 January 1917; detached to Base Depot for classification, 4 August 1917; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 5 August 1917; classified 'PB' by Medical Board, 15 August 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 16 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; discharged, Adelaide, 6 December 1917 (medically unfit: debility and old age).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked ' returned, 3 March 1924'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOCKERTY John

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