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Maurice FOLEY

Regimental number2175
Place of birthDungarvan, Co Waterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address12 Westbury Street, Hackney, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Bridget Foley, 10 Mitchell Street, Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date23 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide on HMT 'Ballarat', 12 August 1916; disembarked, Devonport, 30 September 1916, and marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford.

Found guilty, 11 October 1916, of overstaying leave from 1 am, 9 October, to 4.30 pm, 10 October 1916: awarded 168 hours' detention; forfeited total of 2 days' pay.

Embarked Folkestone on SS 'Princess Victoria' and proceeded to France, 4 December 1916. Marched out of 4th Australian Division Base Depot to join unit, Etaples, 24 February 1917; taken on strength, 50th Bn, 26 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917; admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh and burn, right thigh), and transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station; to 13 General Hospital, 4 April 1917. Proceeded to England from Boulogne, 8 April 1917; admitted to Passmore Edwards Hospital, 8 April 1917; transferred to Edmonton Military Hospital, 9 July 1917; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 August 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on 'Ulysses', 10 September 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 9 November 1917. Discharged 23 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOLEY Maurice

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