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Regimental number3799
Place of birthPapakura, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Charles King, ES&A Bank Ltd, Nambour, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, J McConaughy, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the College Rifles, New Zealand.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1918
Discharge date4 June 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 August 1916 (shell shock), and admitted to 7th Field Ambulance; rejoined unit, 19 August 1916.

Appointed Corporal, 22 August 1916; promoted Sergeant, 20 February 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 April 1917 (influenza); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 April 1917; to Ambulance Train, 12 April 1917, and admitted to 1st General Hospital, Etretat, 13 April 1917 (trench fever); transferred to No 4 Convalescent Depot, Havre, 22 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 May 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 2 July 1917 (shrapnel wound, right thigh), and admitted to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 3 July 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 8 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field in Belgium, 14 August 1917.

On leave, 19 September 1917; rejoined Bn (date not recorded).

Wounded in action (third occasion), 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left foot), admitted to 69th Field Ambulance, then to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, and then (same day) to Ambulance Train No 18, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne (foot amputated). Transferred to England, 17 October 1917, and admitted same day to Edmonton Military Hospital (amputated left foot: severe). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliaty Hospital, Dartford, 21 November 1917; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 27 November 1917. Discharged on furlough, 27 December 1917, to report to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 10 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Wandilla', 16 March 1918; transhipped to HT 'Wiltshire departing Suez, 30 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 1 May 1918; discharged, 4 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as McCONAUGHTY.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCONAUGHY Alfred

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