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Regimental number3225
Place of birthLondonderry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMarine fireman
Address35 Stanley Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Doherty, Moyce Buncrane, Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Discharge date5 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, 23 December 1915; allotted to and proceeded to join the 55th Infantry Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 18 February 1916; transferred to 5th Divisional Artillery Brigade, 17 March 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916; transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 17 January 1917.

Admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station (gassed), Belgium, 29 October 1917; to 26th Ambulance Train, 29 October 1917; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 30 October 1917; to England, 9 November 1917; admitted to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, England, 9 November 1917; discharged, 5 January 1918, until 19 January 1918, to report to Perham Downs Command Depot; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 21 January 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 15 February 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 13 March 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 14 March 1918; marched out to unit, 17 March 1918; rejoined unit, 19 March 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance (influenza), 19 October 1918; discharged to duty, 28 October 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 26 January 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 19 February 1919; detached from unit, 26 February 1919; marched out to England, 10 April 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, 11 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 12 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 5 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOHERTY Michael

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