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Regimental number1557
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPO Hotel, Mosman, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 8.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss L L Mollow, 59 Hill Street, Lurgan, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years and 57 days, Royal Irish Fusiliers; 7 years and 308 days, Reserves.
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 November 1915
Discharge date12 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined unit, Gallipoli Peninsula, 6 May 1915.

Wounded in action, 19 June 1915 (gun shot wound, right thigh). Embarked HS 'Gascon' and proceeded to Egypt for treatment, 20 June 1915; admitted to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 30 June 1915. Embarked Alexandria on HS 'Lutetia' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 3 July 1915.

Embarked Portland on HT 'Runic' and commenced return to Australia, 7 November 1915; disembarked Brisbane, 21 December 1915; admitted to 6th Australian General Hospital, Brisbane, 26 March 1916.

Discharged on account of being medically unfit for continued service, 12 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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