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Edward DUFFY

Regimental number413
Place of birthBally Bay, Co Monaghan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSulphide Hotel, Boolaroo, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 6.5"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Patrick Duffy, W Stanley, Durham, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years, in the 4th Bn, Durham Light Infantry.
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Discharge date18 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked HMAT 'Beltana', 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Hororata' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, shoulder); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 21 July 1916; to Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 13 August 1916; discharged to No 5 Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 17 September 1916; moved out, 30 October 1916, and taken on strength of 30th Bn, 1 November 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 10 May 1917, and transferred to Divisional Rest Station for isolation; discharged to unit, 3 June 1917. Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 August 1917, and transferred to 7th Canadian Stationary Hospital (varicose veins, left foot); to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 23 September 1917; discharged to details, 27 September 1917; marched into 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 2 October 1917; classified 'PB', 5 October 1917; moved out, 7 October 1917; marched into 3rd Australian General Hospital for duty, 9 October 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 17 October 1917 (rheumatism); transferred to Ambulance Train, 24 October 1917. Proceeded to England on HS 'Carisbrook Castle', 27 October 1917; admitted to Berrington War Hospital, Shewsbury, 28 October 1917 (myalgia, back); discharged on furlough, 23 November 1917. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 8 December 1917 (classified C.1); classified Bla.4, 12 December 1917; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 18 December 1917; moved out, 5 January 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 January 1918; classified C.1, 10 January 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 January 1918; marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 25 January 1918; marched into Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, 5 February 1918; moved out, 16 February 1918; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Depot, Deverill, 17 February 1918; marched into APC(M), Warminster, 19 February 1918; marched into Longbridge Overseas Training Brigade, Deverill, 15 March 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 August 1918.

Found guilty, 20 August 1918, for failing to salute an officer: Awarded an admonishment.

Commenced return to Australian on HT 'Sardinia', 19 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 27 December 1918, for onward travel to 2nd Military District. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, 18 February 1919 (varicose veins).

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

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