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John DOHERTY

Regimental number60208
Place of birthPettigo, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse clipper
AddressRozelle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Doherty, Grouse Hall, Pettigo, Co Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 June 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 4 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HT 'Bakara', 4 September 1918; disembarked London, 14 November 1918, and marched into 5th Training Bn, Fovant; allotted to 1st Bn Reinforcements; 14 November 1918. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 28 January 1919; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 31 January 1919; poseted for duty with 2/MCA, 2 February 1919; marched into Australian Inrantry Base Depot, Havre, 13 March 1919; moved out to 1st Divisional Wing, 15 March 1919; rejoined Bn, 17 March 1919; maoved out from field, 6 May 1919. Proceeded to England, 15 May 1919; disembarked Southampton, 16 May 1919, and marched into No 1 Group, Heytesbury, 16 May 1919; marched into Australian Imperial Force Depot, Tidworth, 11 June 1919; granted leave, 21 July 1919, to attend School of Motoring, South Coventry; rejoined 1st Bn, 21 October 1919; marched out to Australian Imperial Force Depot, Sutton Veny, 22 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on 'Konig-in-Luise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 7 February 1920. Discharged Sydney, 1 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOHERTY John

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