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Patrick Joseph GILL

Regimental number2636
Date of birth19 March 1874
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressDeacon Street, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 6.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinNi, Mrs N Keeney, Beacon Street, Auburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date21 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, 2 November 1915; disembarked Egypt, 30 November 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 February 1916 (excema); discharged to Australian Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 24 February 1916; discharged to Luna Park, 3 March 1916. Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 March 1916 (excema); discharged to duty, 8 March 1916.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 18 April 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Found to be out of Billet at 11.15 pm, 10 July 1916: forfeited 2 days? pay.

Wounded in action, Fleurbaix, 8 August 1916; officially reported to be prisoner of war in Germany, 20 July 1916.

Repatriated to England, arrived, 5 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ?Nervasa?, 5 March 1919 (premature senility); admitted to ship?s hospital at sea, 6 March 1919 (boil); discharged to duty, 9 March 1919; disembarked Sydney, 23 April 1919; discharged, Sydney, 21 September 1919.

Total war service: 4 years 65 days (of which 3 years 176 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILL Patrick Joseph

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