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Michael HARTY

Regimental number936
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressShamrock Boarding House, Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Harty, 61 Gillabby Street, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 3rd Dragoon Guards, British Army.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Discharge date15 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 877 Pte Paul HARTY, 25th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Ionian' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915; disembarked Alexandria from HMT 'Grampian', 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty of being absent from parade, 6 January 1916: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 20 February 1916 (conjunctivitis); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Serapeum, 20 February 1916; discharged to duty, 25 February 1916; taken on strength of 3rd Machine Gun Company, Serapeum, 13 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Corsican' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 6 May 1917 (shrapnel wound, left forearm); transferred to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 7 May 1917. Embarked Calais on HS 'Princess Elizabeth' and proceeded to England for further treatment, 9 May 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 9 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 June 1917; awarded the Military Medal. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 July 1917; moved out to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 27 August 1917; moved out to Overseas Training Brigade.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1917; marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camiers, 12 October 1917; rejoined 3rd Machine Gun Company, 16 October 1917; proceeded on leave to England, 23 September 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 5 October 1916; proceeded to join cadet Bn and be borne supernumerary to 3rd Machine Gun Company establishment, 24 November 1917; joined No 5 Officers Cadet Bn, Cambridge, 7 December 1917; qualified for commission, 27 August 1918; appointed 2nd Lieutenant and posted to Machine Gun Company, 1 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane. Appointment to Australian Imperial Force terminated, Brisbane, 15 April 1919.

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

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