Regimental number6507
Place of birthStrokestown, Co Roscommon, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address2 Bay Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 8"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Molly Donelan, Clonfree Arcadia Road, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Irish Rifles for 3 years (time expired).
Enlistment date8 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date22 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 7 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 December 1916; taken on strength, 19th Bn, 5 February 1917.

Admitted to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 April 1917 (septic thumb); transferred to 2nd Division Rest Station, 12 April 1917; to 4th Field Ambulance, 13 April 1917; to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 April 1917; by Ambulance Train to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 April 1917, and admitted, 19 April 1917; to England, 22 April 1917, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, Northfield, 24 April 1917. Granted furlough, 6 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; re-embarked on board 'Euripides' for Sydney, 27 September 1917; discharged, 22 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONELAN Joseph