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Regimental number1055
Place of birthRosscarbery, County Cork, Ireland
SchoolConvent Catholic School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia8
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Daniel Donovan, Wyalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial B. 9), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Wyalong Roll of Honour. Parents: Daniel and Catherine DONOVAN. Native of Rosscarbery, Co. Cork, Ireland
Other details

Enlisted at Liverpool, New South Wales.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, 25 August 1915 (gun shot wound, abdomen); admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli; died, 26 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONOVAN James

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