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Francis DOLAN

Regimental number1353
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
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Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Dolan, Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Reserve for 5 years; resigned.
Enlistment date16 October 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDischarged 13 March 1919
Discharge date13 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

Wounded, Gallipoli, 21 August 1915; to General Hospital (sick), Mudros, 24 September 1915; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Lemnos, 25 September 1915; discharged to duty, 4 October 1915; rejoined unit, Mudros, 5 October 1915; disembarked, Alexandria, Egypt, 1 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (pneumonia), Ismailia, 16 January 1916; to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, 16 January 1916; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 20 January 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 6 February 1916; discharged to duty, 10 February 1916; reported at Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 10 February 1916; rejoined unit, Tel-el-Kebir, 5 March 1916.

Admitted to Australian Field Ambulance (sick), 6 March 1916; discharged to duty, 8 March 1916; rejoined unit, Tel-el-Kebir, 9 March 1916;.

Found guilty, Serapeum, 2 May 1916; of (1) being absent without leave from, 25 April 1916; until 5 pm, 28 April 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2; forfeits 4 days' pay.

Embarked, Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Found guilty, 21 June 1916, of (1) being absent from 1 pm parade: forfeits 14 days' pay.

Found guilty, 20 July 1916, of (1) late falling in for 12:30 pm parade; (2) falling of line with route march without permission, 15 July 1916: forfeits 21 days' pay.

Found guilty, 9 September 1916, of (1) being absent without leave from 11 am, 23 August 1916, until 10:00 pm, 25 August 1916: forfeits 28 days' pay.

Found guilty, 2 April 1917, of (1) falling out of line of march without permission: awarded 2 hours' a day park drill.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 28 April 1917; reverts to the ranks at own request, 20 May 1917.

Admitted to 76th Field Ambulance (sprain of right shoulder), 30 May 1917; to 77th Field Ambulance, 31 May 1917; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 31 May 1917; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 4 June 1917; to 1st Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 4 June 1917; to No. 3 Rest Camp, 24 June 1917; discharged to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 26 June 1917; proceeded to rejoined 14th Bn, 28 September 1917; rejoined unit, in the Field, 1 October 1917; to be Lance Corporal to complete establishment, 24 November 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance (gassed), 1 February 1918; to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 2 February 1918; to England, 5 February 1918; admitted to East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital, England, 6 February 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 March 1918; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 23 April 1918; marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 2 May 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 12 July 1918; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 19 August 1918; marched into Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 25 October 1918; granted 75 days' 1914 leave in England, 9 January 1919; marched into 1st Training Brigade, 19 February 1919; marched out to Australian Imperial Force Headquarters, London, 12 March 1919; discharged, London, 13 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOLAN Francis

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