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Patrick DOYLE

Regimental number1650
Place of birthGoolin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBlackbutt, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Gregory Doyle, Goolan, Dellymurphy, Booris City, Goolin, County Carlow, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1650A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 20 April 1916; disembarked, 24 May 1916; taken on strength by 47th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 27 May 1916. Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Caledonia' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 August 1916 (gun shot wound, foot); transferred to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 13 August 1916. Embarked Calais on HS 'Dieppe' and proceeded to England, 19 August 1916; admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, Northfield, 20 August 1916 (wounds, right foot and face); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 August 1916; granted furlough, 28 September 1916. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, 17 October 1916.

Found guilty, 17 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 3.00 pm, 13 October, to 2.00 pm, 16 October 1916: awarded 7 days' confinement to quarters; forfeited total of 4 days' pay.

Admitted to Brigade Hospital, 17 November 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 7 December 1916; discharged to duty, 8 February 1917 (total period of treatment for venereal disease: 84 days); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 9 February 1917. Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 16 March 1917. Transferred to 69th Bn, 21 March 1917, and marched out to Depot, Perham Downs; Taken on strength by 69th Bn, 23 March 1917.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 10 June 1917; marched into 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 11 June 1917. Transferred to 49th Bn and taken on strength, 29 June 1917; reported missing in action, Belgium, 13 October 1917. Confirmed as being wounded and a Prisoner of War, 22 November 1917, subsequently interned at Limburg, Germany.

Repatriated to England, 30 December 1918; on leave from 2 January 1919, to 12 February 1919; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 February 1919; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Medic', 10 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 31 May 1919. Discharged, 18 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 September 1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOYLE Patrick

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