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John Michael FOLEY

Regimental number3391
Place of birthGullane, Rathmore, Co. Kerry, Ireland
SchoolMeetogues National School, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia26
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Robert Foley, 'Eullane', Rathmore, County Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceInst'l Staff; Australian Police and RIC
Enlistment date1 March 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 January 1917
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name44th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 April 1918
Place of death or woundingCorbie, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row A, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Honora FOLEY, Gallane, Rathmore, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOLEY John Michael

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