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Richard Patrick GLEESON

Regimental number2655
Place of birthNeerim South, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNeerim South, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Gleeson, Neerim South, Victoria
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date4 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 2 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; taken on strength, 58th Bn, 7 February 1917.

Treated at 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 March 1917 (pneumonia); transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 March 1917 (pleurisy). Discharged to Base Depot, 31 March 1917; rejoined unit, 21 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 10 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, right arm and thigh); admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 11 May 1917; rejoined unit, 16 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 25 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, right knee and shoulder, severe). Admitted to 16th USA General Hospital, Le Treport, 30 September 1917. Transferred to England, 15 October 1917; admitted to King George Military Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 17 October 1917. Transferred to No. 2 Auxiliary hospital, Southall, 13 November 1917; discharged from hospital, 27 November 1917, and granted furlough to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 December 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; discharged, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death17 May 1962

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