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Regimental number890
Place of birthGlanamady, Co Galway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGlanamady, Galway, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinBrother, John Geraghty, Glanamady, Galway, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years, 5th Dragoon Guards; 5 years, Reserves; 5 months, United States Navy.
Enlistment date7 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date17 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 12 May 1915.

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Dardanelles, 27 August 1915 (poisoned hand); rejoined Bn, Gallipoli Peninsula, 9 September 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship, HS 'Somali', 26 October 1915; transferred to General Hospital, Gibraltar, 7 November 1915 (tuberculosis); to England, 23 November 1915, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, England, 28 November 1915.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 March 1916; taken on strength of Bn, France, 24 May 1916; marched out of France, 8 December 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 12 December 1916 (deformed arm); discharged from hospital and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, England, 16 December 1916.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 January 1917; marched in to 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 11 January 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 April 1917; marched out for return to Australia, 20 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 19 July 1917; discharged, 17 August 1917 (medically unfit: fracture in elbow and overage).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GERAGHTY David

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