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Hubert Jeremiah FOLEY

Regimental number3814
Place of birthCornwall, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLoco engine driver
AddressH J Foley, 77 Tower Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 8.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C C Foley, Tower Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records46
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Discharge date28 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 15 June 1916.

Found guilty, 22 June 1916, of whilst on Active Service, disobedience of orders, to wit, having drink in his possession at Estaires, 21 June 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 13 September 1916, of while on Active Service, disobedience of a lawful command given by a superior officer: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 6 January 1917 (furunculosis); transferred same day to 1st Anzac RR Station; to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 January 1917 (rheumatism); to Ambulance Train No 25, 17 January 1917, and admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital; transferred to England, 19 January 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 20 January 1917; discharged on furlough, 19 March 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 5 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 May 1917; marched in to 4th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, 28 May 1917.

Found guilty, 13 June 1917, of being absent without leave from 7 pm until apprehended by Military Police at 9.35 pm, 10 June 1917: awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay.

Rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 June 1917.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance (4th Divisional Rest Station), 12 August 1917 (influenza); transferred to St John Ambulance, 13 August 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); to England, 20 August 1917, and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 21 August 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 September 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 September 1917.

Marched out to D Sub-Depot, Parkhouse, 24 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton' for discharge (overage), 19 October 1917; disembarked Perth, 5 December 1917; discharged Perth, 28 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 July 1919
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOLEY Hubert Jeremiah

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