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Timothy DONOVAN

Regimental number280
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressNeild Street, Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Katherine Donovan, Neild Street, Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/10/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty, Parkhouse, 5 August 1916, of being absent without leave, 12.00 pm, 26 July, to 9.30 pm, 3 August 1916: awarded 9 days' detention; forfeited total of 16 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Folkestone on SS 'Princess Henrietta', 14 November 1916; marched into Machine Gun Depot, Etaples, 15 November 1916; taken on strength of 5th Machine Gun Company, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 December 1916, and transferred to Anzac Company Rest Station (feet debilitation); discharged to duty, 13 January 1917; rejoined unit, 15 January 1917; temporarily promoted to rank T/Corporal, 16 April 1917; demoted to rank of Lance Corporal, 1 June 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 21 June 1917, and transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station (flat feet); to 29th Ambulance Train, 2 July 1917; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 2 July 1917; discharged to duty, 6 July 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 7 July 1917; classified 'PB' (flat foot), 11 July 1917. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 17 July 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 July 1917; classified C.1, 25 July 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on 'New Zealand', 27 August 1917; disembarked, 24 October 1917. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Sydney, 21 November 1917 (trench feet, flat feet).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONOVAN Timothy

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