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Alphonsus GALLAGHER

Regimental number37872
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHatter
Address96 Bondi Road, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Gallagher, William Street, Clonmell, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 March 1917
Place of enlistmentBondi, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 5 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date23 November 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 12 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 18 December 1917; disembarked Taranto, France, 22 December 1917; marched in to Southampton, England 5 January 1918.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Hospital, Heytesbury, 11 January 1918 (influenza); discharged to R.B.A.A., 20 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 May 1918; marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 8 May 1918; marched out to unit, 17 May 1918; taken on strength of 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, unit: Artillery Details, 29 May 1918; transferred to 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 4 November 1918; on leave to England, 3 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 17 December 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 15 February to 1 March 1919; attached to 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 14 April 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 13 May 1919; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 23 May 1919; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 1 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', from London, 3 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919; discharged, 23 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER Alphonsus

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