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James Edward DONAGHY

Regimental number2261
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCliff Station via Kooringa, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Florence Louisa Donaghy, 36 Melrose Terrace, Wolseley Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 28 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Proceeded to Egypt, 28 April 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Training Regiment, Tel-el-Kebir, 1 June 1916; detatched to No 1 Depot, Camel Transport Corps, Moascar, 21 August 1916; marched out from No 1 Depot to Canal Zone, 8 September 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 28 September 1916; Sergeant, 16 October 1916; CQMS, 17 December 1916.

Admitted to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 January 1917 (ulcers); discharged to duty, 12 January 1917; admitted to 24th Stationary Hospital, 6 February 1917 (dental); transferred to Cairo, 12 February 1917 (gingivitis); reprimanded for being Absent Without Leave from hospital between, 6 pm and 6.40 pm, 24 February 1917; discharged from 14th Australian General Hospital to unit, 26 February 1917.

Admitted to 43rd Stationary Hospital, Kilo 151, 10 March 1918 (balanitis); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 12 March 1918; transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 12 March 1918 (venereal disease); transferred to rest camp, Port Said, 13 May 1918.

Discharged to unit, 22 May 1918; reported to No 1 Depot, Kantara, 25 May 1918.

Proceeded to No 31 General Hospital, Cairo, 7 June 1918; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Cairo, 10 July 1918 (septic knee); discharged to No 1 Depot, Kantara, 26 July 1918. Joined No 2 Depot, Camel Transportation Corps, 31 July 1918.

Embarked HT 'Port Sydney' through Cairo, 11 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 13 April 1919. Discharged, 28 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONAGHY James Edward

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