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Patrick FOLEY

Regimental number4135
Date of birth1893
Place of birthKerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 11.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Foley, Lonhert, Killorglin, Co Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Discharge date30 June 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty of overstaying leave from 2400, 27 July, to 2400, 1 August 1916: awarded 5 days's confined to camp, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France from 7th Training Bn, England, 5 September 1916; taken on strength, 26th Bn, in the field, 20 September 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 16 March 1917 (weak heart); transferred to 2nd Division Rest Station, 17 March 1917 (pleurisy); discharged to duty, 24 March 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 March 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin), and transferred same day to 2nd Division Rest Station; discharged to duty, 5 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 April 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 April 1917 (pleurisy), and transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 6 May 1917, and admitted to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 31 May 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 31 May 1917; to Base Depot, 30 July 1917.

On leave to England, 7 August 1917; rejoined Base Depot from leave, 27 August 1917.

Rejoined Bn, in the field, 8 September 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh and hip); admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 September 1917; transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to Ambulance Train No 14; admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 23 September 1917. Transferred to England, 25 September 1917, and admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, 26 September 1917 (wound severe); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 October 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; transshipped to HT 'Feldmarschall', Durban, South Africa, 23 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 30 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 August 1970 Atherton, Queensland
Age at death77
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOLEY Patrick

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