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Cornelius DUFFY

Regimental number4389
Place of birthMilford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Patrick Duffy, Woodward, Swan Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentSwan Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Walwa on 23 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 3 May 1915 (gun shot wound, left arm). Admitted to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 20 May 1915. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' from Plymouth, 8 October 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 20 November 1915.

Re-embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT 'Malwa', 21 March 1916; disembarked Egypt.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 18 May 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 August 1916 (shell wound, right arm); admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 24 August 1916; transferred to England, 31 August 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol (gun shot wound, right arm: severe). Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 November 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 24 January 1917; admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 23 February 1917 (influenza); transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, 23 February 1917; to Base Details, 21 March 1917; rejoined unit, 5 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917; admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 May 1917 (gun shot wound, left side); transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 May 1917; to England, 31 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd General London Hospital, 1 June 1917; to Grove Military Hospital, Tooting, 20 June 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 13 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 18 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne; discharged, 16 January 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUFFY Cornelius

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