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Michael Edward DORAN

Regimental number2306
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressChappel Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Doran, Clonard Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Discharge date25 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength of 1st Light Horse Regiment, Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 29 May 1916; transferred to 1st Double Squadron, 23 June 1916; taken on strength of 1st Double Squadron, Serapeum, 6 July 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, El Ferdan, 25 July 1916 (enteritis); transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 28 July 1916; to 3rd Australian General hospital, Cairo, 3 August 1916; to Red Cross Hospital, Montazah, 12 August 1916; discharged from hospital and rejoined unit in the field.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 9 September 1916; taken on strength of 1st Machine Gun Squadron, 12 September 1916.

Admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Arnussi, 23 November 1916 (sick); discharged to duty and rejoined unit in the field, 30 November 1916.

Marched out to Rest Camp, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit at Rafa Beach, 12 October 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 9 February 1918 (sick); transferred to Anzac Rest Station, Richon, 10 February 1918; to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 February 1918; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 17 February 1918; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 18 February 1918 (hysteria).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', from Suez, 30 August 1918; disembarked Sydney, 3 October 1918; discharged, 25 November 1918 (medically unfit: neurasthenia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DORAN Michael Edward

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