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Patrick HARDING

Regimental number6612
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressGlobe Hotel, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Fitzgerald, Globe Hotel, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Discharge date25 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Boonah', 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 8 February 1917 (mumps); discharged to 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, 28 February 1917; detached to signals class testing, 6 June 1917 (qualified 1st class); classified C.1, 16 August 1917; marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, 8 November 1917; attached for duty with ADMS, Tidworth, 14 December 1917; detached from duty, 31 December 1917; attached for duty with Australian Army Pay Corps, 31 December 1917; promoted to 2nd Corporal, 1 March 1918.

Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 November 1917 (influenza); discharged to unit, 7 November 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 January 1919; discharged to duty, 8 February 1919; promoted to Temporary VO Sergeant, 3 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Indarra', 12 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 September 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 25 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal

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