|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Neild Street, Wyalong, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||38|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Katherine Donovan, Neild Street, Wyalong, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Cootamundra, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||Machine Gun Company 5, Reinforcement 3|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||24/10/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DONOVAN Timothy|