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Joseph Patrick GAYNOR

Regimental number7010
Place of birthMullinjar, Westmeath, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
Addressc/o Mrs F J Vincent, Preston Reservoir, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Smih, Piercefield, Berrynacargy, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date18 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on 'Hororata', 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 29 January 1917, and marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 30 January 1917. Transferred to 66th Bn and taken on strength, Perham Downs, 28 April 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton to reinforce 38th Battalion, 25 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 26 August 1917; moved out to field, 31 August 1917; taken on strength on strength of 38th Bn, 2 September 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 March 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 March 1918, and transferred to 20th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, left arm); transferred to 4th General Hospital, 30 March 1918. Proceeded to England on HS 'Newhaven', 11 April 1918; admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 12 April 1918; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 13 June 1918.

Found guilty, 6 August 1918, of being absent without leave, 8.45 pm, 5 August, to 1.30 am, 6 August 1918: awarded fine of 1 day's pay; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918. Discharged Melbourne, 18 April 1920.

SourcesNAA: B2455, GAYNOR Joseph Patrick

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