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Joseph GALLAGHER

Regimental number21223
Place of birthCastlederg, Co Tyrone, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
AddressStratheden, Kyogle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Gallagher, Castlederg, Tyrone, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'A.8', 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, 10 July 1916. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 31 December 1916. Transferred to 3rd Australian Divisional Artillery Details and taken on strength, 6 January 1917. Transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column and taken on strength, 16 February 1917.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 1 April 1917, and transferred to 16th Divisional Receiving Station, 6 April 1917; discharged to duty, 16 April 1917; rejoined unit, 19 April 1917. Transferred to 7th Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength, 7 July 1917.

Admitted to 25th Field Ambulance, 1 November 1917 (synovitis, right knee); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 3 November 1917; admitted to 24th Field Ambulance, 8 November 1917, and transferred to 8th Divisional Receiving Station; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 10 November 1917; to Ambulance Train '30', 11 November 1917, and transferred to 57th General Hospital; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 30 November 1917; discharged to duty, 4 December 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 7 December 1917; moved out to field, 14 December 1917; rejoined unit, 17 December 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 19 June 1918.

Admitted to King George's Hospital, 22 June 1918 (influenza); discharged on balance of leave, 29 June 1918; rejoined unit, 16 July 1918.

Admitted to 48th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 October 1918, and transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 12 October 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 25 October 1918; discharged to duty, 29 November 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 5 December 1918; moved out to field, 15 December 1918; rejoined unit, 19 December 1918; moved out from field, 26 March 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 2 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 3 April 1919, and marched into No 3 Group, Codford.

Admitted to No 4 Group Hospital, 26 April 1919; marched in from No 4 Group Hospital, 4 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 18 August 1919.

MBV.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER Joseph

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