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John DONOGHUE

Regimental number6312
Place of birthKillarney, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPingelly, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Michael Donoghue, Ballybrack Station, Killarney, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date19 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle on HMAT 'Berrima', 23 December 1916.

Found guilty on HMAT 'Berrima', 26 December 1916, of (1) being absent without leave, 22 December, to 25 December 1916, (2) resisting arrest, (3) drunkenness: awarded 12 days' detention; forfeited total of 16 days' pay. Found guilty on HMAT 'Berrima' of being absent without leave, 9 January, to 12 January 1917: fined 4 days' pay; forfeited total of 8 days' pay; embarked RMS 'Orontes', Durban, 13 January 1917.

Found guilty at sea, 17 January 1917, of (1) resisting arrest, (2) drunkenness: fined 8 days' pay. Found guilty at sea, 21 January 1917, of drunkenness: fined 10/0. Found guilty at sea, 25 January 1917, of drunkenness: fined 10/0; disembarked Sierra Leone, 30 January 1917; re-embarked RMS 'Orontes', Sierra Leone, 31 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, 16 February 1917.

Found guilty at Rollestone, 19 March 1917, of drunkeness, 17 March 1917: awarded 4 days' confinement to camp; forfeited total of 4 days' pay. Found guilty at Rollestone, 26 April 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 23 April 1917, to 10.00 pm, 25 April 1917: awarded 2 days' confinement to camp; forfeited total of 4 days' pay. Found guilty at Rollestone, 4 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 6.00 am, 4 May, to 3.30 pm, 4 May 1917: awarded 1 days' confinement to camp; total forfeiture of 4 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 22 May 1917; marched into 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 23 May 1917.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, 28 May 1917 (venereal disease); discharged to 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 20 July 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 54 days); moved out to join unit, 7 August 1917; taken on strength of 50th Bn, 10 August 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 10 October 1917, and transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, leg); admitted to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 11 October 1917. Proceeded to England on HS 'Port Elizabeth', 19 October 1917, and admitted to Bevan Hill Hospital, Sandgate; discharged on furlough, 14 December 1917. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 28 December 1917; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 20 March 1918.

Found guilty at Sandhill, 26 March 1918, or speaking to an unauthorised person whilst on sentry duty, 24 March 1918: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 17 April 1918; marched into New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples, 18 January 1918; moved out to unit, 21 April 1918; rejoined unit in the field, 1 May 1918.

Classified as prisoner of war, 13 September 1918; repatriated to England, 16 December 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 January 1919.

Embarked Portland on HT 'Euripides' and commenced return to Australia, 3 March 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 10 April 1919. Discharged Perth, 19 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONOGHUE John

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