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James Joseph DOYLE

Regimental number2135
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCombanning, Temora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinfriend, Miss Catherine Hukins, Combanning, Temora, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 November 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date6 February 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 June 1915; taken on strength of Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 6 August 1915; marched in to Alexandria, Egypt, 28 December 1915.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 11 May 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 12 May 1916; to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 17 May 1916; to England, 10 June 1916; admitted to Chatham Hospital, England, 11 June 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 June 1916.

Marched in, from hospital, to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 August 1916; loss of kit, 9 September 1916.

commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', from Portland, 12 November 1916; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1917; discharged, 6 February 1917 (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis and emphysema).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 May 1948
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOYLE James Joseph

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