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Patrick Joseph HALPIN

Regimental number3344
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStoreman
Address348 Montague Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMrs M Halpin, Edward Street, Limerick, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 September 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date9 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Taken on strength of 7th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir.

Transferred to 57th Bn and taken on strength, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Transylvania' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 30 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 5.15 pm, 27 July, to 6.30 pm, 27 July 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 10 August 1916 (septic sores, hand); transferred to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 11 August 1916; discharged to duty, 14 August 1916; rejoined unit from hospital, 15 August 1916; proceeded on leave to England, 24 January 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1917.

Admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 March 1917 (shrapnel wound, face); to Ambulance Train No 27, 27 March 1917; admitted to hospital, Rouen, 28 March 1917. Embarked Havre on HS 'Panama' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 13 May 1917; admitted to Bath War Hospital, 14 May 1917; transferred to Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, 8 June 1917; to Queen's Hospital, Sidcup, 1 August 1917; granted leave from hospital, 19 December 1917; returned to Queen's Hospital, 3 February 1918; granted leave from hospital, 28 March 1918; returned to Queen's Hospital, 3 June 1918; granted leave from hospital, 9 July 1918; returned to Queen's Hospital, 23 July 1918; granted leave from hospital, 30 July 1918; returned to Queen's Hospital, 13 August 1918; granted leave from hospital, 18 December 1918; returned to Queen's Hospital, 11 February 1919; discharged on furlough, 24 February 1919. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 March 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 20 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahana', 25 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 12 November 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 9 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 March 1973

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