|Place of birth||Belfast, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Cliff Station via Kooringa, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss Florence Louisa Donaghy, 36 Melrose Terrace, Wolseley Street, Belfast, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/14/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Warrant Officer (Class II)|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DONAGHY James Edward|