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Regimental number1877
Place of birthCavan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusWidowed
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Catherine Burns, 147 Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the West Riding Regiment, British Army.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Discharge date9 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked, Adelaide, 11 November 1916; allotted to and proceeded to join the 15th Bn, Zeitoun, Egypt, 7 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance (diarrhoea), 17 March 1916; to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital (dysentery), 17 March 1916; to No. 3 Australian General Hospital (diarrhea and debility), Abbassia, 23 March 1916; transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 21 April 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Sydney' for discharge, 24 June 1916; disembarked, Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 9 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLANAGAN Francis

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