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James Oliver FLYNN

Regimental number793
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWentworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Flynn, May Grove, Co Mayo, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDivisional Train, No 3 Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Discharge date17 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915. Promoted Corporal, 3 August 1915. transferred from Gallipoli to Lemnos, 10 September 1915; to Gallipoli, 26 November 1915. Embarked Gallipoli, 23 December 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 28 December 1915 (jaundice); transferred to Alexandria to rejoin unit, 23 January 1916; rejoined unit at Serapeum, 25 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 1 April 1916. Temporarily detached to Havre, 22 May 1916; rejoined unit from detachment, 15 June 1916. Detached to Brigade Headquarters, 10 July 1916; rejoined unit, 16 July 1916. Detached to 2nd Brigade HQ, 13 October 1916; rejoined unit, 21 October 1916. To England on leave, 11 December 1916; rejoined unit, 26 December 1916.

Temporarily detached to 8th Bn, 4 April 1917; rejoined unit, 8 April 1917. Reverted to Driver at own request.

Proceeeded on leave to United Kingdom, 15 December 1917. Admitted to King George Hospital, Dublin, while on leave, 27 December 1917; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England, 22 February 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 March 1918. Charged with being absent without leave from 4 pm, 27 March, to 2.45 pm, 28 March 1918, when ordered to return to camp under open arrest: charge dismissed by Major C.C. Campbell, 30 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board D8, 12 May 1918; disembarked Sydney, 5 July 1918; discharged, 17 September 1918.

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

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