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John Bertram Halliday DRISCOLL

Regimental number12
Place of birthPort Augusta, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address101 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Driscoll, 101 Rose Terrace, Wayville, South Australia
Previous military serviceGoodwood Rifle Club (3 weeks)
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date31 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Ferry Post, 28 March 1916; rejoined 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 28 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 8 Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916 (bullet wound, chest); transferred to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916; to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 22 July 1916; to England, 3 August 1916; to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, 3 August 1916; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 23 October 1916; discharged to Wareham, 21 November 1916.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Benalia', 13 February 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 10 April 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 31 May 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 335 days (of which 1 year 195 days was abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 July 1963
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRISCOLL John Bertram Halliday

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