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John Patrick FALVEY

Regimental number3636
Date of birth27 April 1892
Place of birthMerewether, New South Wales
SchoolIslington Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressIslington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Falvey, 32 Power Street, Islington, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 July 1917
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date28 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 October 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 26 December 1917

Proceeded overseas to France 1 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 July 1918 (gunshot wound, right forearm), and admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 5 July 1918; to No 2 Convalescent Depot; to 11th Convalescent Depot, 12 July 1918; returned to duty 3 August 1918.

Wounded in action, 2nd occasion, 18 September 1918 (shell wound right shoulder), and admitted to 48th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 19 September 1918; to England, 30 September 1918, and dmitted to General Military Hospital, Edmonton, 1 October 1918 (gunshot wound right shoulder). Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 19 December 1918. Granted Furlough 24 December 1918-7 January 1919. Admitted to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, ex furlough, 7 January 1919

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; arrived Melbourne, 24 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 28 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 November 1934
Age at death42
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery, Newcastle, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FALVEY John Patrick

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