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Richard HANLEY

Regimental number4260
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Other NamesHALLIGAN, John Joseph
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMount Crosby, Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Hanley, Skryne-Tara, Co Meath, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1916
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 November 1917
Discharge date16 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty at Rollestone, 20 June 1916, of being absent without leave, 6.00 am, 20 June, to 10.00 pm, 30 June 1916: awarded 11 days' detention; forfeited total of 11 days' pay. Found guilty at Rollestone, 23 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 6.00 am, 20 July, until apprehended in 3rd Divisional Train Lines, 10.00 pm, 16 August 1916: awarded 28 days' detention; forfeited total of 56 days' pay. Proceeded overseas to France, 29 September 1916; marched into 2nd Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 2 October 1916; moved into the field, 22 November 1916; taken on strength of 26th Bn, 25 November 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 8 January 1917, of being absent without leave, 9.00 am, 20 December, to 29 December 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 38 days' pay.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 16 May 1917 (gun shot wound, shattered right hand); transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 16 May 1917; to Ambulance Train '29', 30 May 1917; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 31 May 1917 (amputated right forearm). Proceeded to England on HS 'St David', 5 June 1917; admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, 5 June 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 June 1917, to report to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 July 1917.

Found guilty, 18 July 1917, of being absent without leave, 3.30 pm, 10 July, until apprehended, 9.45 pm, 15 July 1917: admonished by superior officer; forfeited total of 6 days' pay; by sworn declaration assumed true name of John Joseph Halligan, 17 August 1917.

Found guilty at Southall, 22 August 1917, of being absent without leave, 10.00 pm, 19 August, to 12.00 pm, 21 August 1917: admonished by superior officer; forfeits total of 3 days' pay. Found guilty at Southall, 9 October 1917, of being absent without leave, 10.00 pm, 12 September, to 8.00 pm, 8 October 1917: awarded fine of 7 days' pay; forfeited total of 34 days' pay; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Themistocles', 5 November 1917; disembarked Sydney, 3 January 1918, and thence overland to 1st Military District.

Found drowned in Sandy Creek, Enoggera, 13 March 1918; buried in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, 15 March 1918.

Discharged, Brisbane, 16 March 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 226 days (of which 1 year 283 days was abroad)

Note dates of death and discharge.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: John Joseph HALLIGAN
Date of death13 March 1918
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, HANLEY Richard

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