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Regimental number3629
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Hannah Meehan, 61 Judge Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1917
Place of enlistmentEast Sydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 10 May 1917; disembarked, Devonport, England, 20 July 1917; marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford, 20 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 23 October 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, France, 24 October 1917; marched out to unit, 26 October 1917; taken on strength of 45th Bn, Field, 2 November 1917; still with unit, 14 June 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 12 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 October 1918; detached with A.D.P.S, Boulogne, 31 January 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 23 April 1919; transferred to England, 9 May 1919; marched out to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 10 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Frankfurt', 1 July 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 29 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONEGAN Thomas

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