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Cornelius FAHEY

Regimental number1353
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressStorey Street, Parkville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 4.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs dora O'Meara, Storey Street, Parkville, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date21 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1915; (no disembarkation details); taken on strength of 13th Light Horse Reinforcements, 1 February 1916; transferred to 4th Division Cavalry, Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 28 March 1916.

Proceeded to jointhe British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 10 June 1916.

Found guilty, 22 June 1916, of being beyond the Camp limits without permission: awarded 7 days' confined to Barracks.

Taken on strength of 1st Anzac Army Corps, Light Horse Regiment, 7 July 1916; transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column and mustered Gunner, 28 November 1917; transferred to 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 2 December 1917.

Admitted to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 8 January 1918 (sick); transferred to Rest Camp, 10 January 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 14 January 1918; marched out to England, 18 January 1918; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 19 January 1918; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 20 February 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; (no disembarkation details); discharged, Melbourne, 21 June 1918 (medically unfit: premature senility).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal; Victory Medal (returned, 10 May 1923)
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAHEY Cornelius

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