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Regimental number3413
Place of birthCoote Hill, Cavan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maggie Riley, Stradon, Co Cavan, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 5.5 years, Royal Irish Constabulary.
Enlistment date11 June 1917
Place of enlistmentRifle Range, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Hororata', 14 June 1917; disembarked Liverpool, 26 August 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Larkhill, 27 August 1917.

Found guilty at Durrington, 17 September 1917, of being absent from special roll call, 9.00 pm, 16 September 1917: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found to be absent without leave, Larkhill, 5 October 1917. Declared an illegal absentee by Court of Inquiry, Fovant, 27 October 1917. Transferred to 15th Bn Reinforcements, Fovant, 29 November 1918 (whilst an illegal absentee).

Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force in consequence of desertion, 1 April 1920.

Medals: Not Eligible

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