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Eugene Joseph FLYNN

Regimental number639
Place of birthEldorado, Victoria
SchoolMount Bruno State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address56 Mitford Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.75"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMarion Flynn, 56 Mitford Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 63rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentEastern Hill, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name6th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 July 1916
Age at death22.4
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 1), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Isabella FLYNN. Native of Wangaratta, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wound in action, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915; embarked onboard a hospital ship, Dardanelles, 14 May 1915 (gun shot wound, leg); admitted to Infanta Hospital, Malta, 17 May 1915; transferred to St George's Hospital, 6 July 1915; disembarked Alexandria, ex-Malta, 1 August 1915; embarked Alexandria, 2 August 1915; rejoined 6th Bn, Anzac, 14 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, and then transferred to Mudros, 8 September 1915 (febrile); embarked Mudros, 8 September 1915; admitted to Floriana Hospital, Malta, 12 September 1915; embarked for England onboard HS 'Northland', 22 September 1915; re-embarked on H.S. 'Northland', Gibraltar, 23 September 1915; admitted to No 2 South General Hospital, Bristol, Southmead Section, England, 2 October 1915 (dysentery).

Promoted Corporal, 1 November 1915.

Marched out from Australian and New Zealand Base, England, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in the 14th Draft, 2 January 1916; rejoined 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 17 February 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, 22 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 15 July 1916; admitted to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Stations, 16 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); discharged and rejoined unit, 19 July 1916.

Wounded in action, second occasion, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head).

Died of wounds, No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916.

Buried at Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend T.J. King, 20 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLYNN Eugene Joseph

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