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Patrick Edward HASTINGS

Regimental number2025
Place of birthWestport, Ireland
SchoolFerumme College, Dublin, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBottle maker
Address26 Cleveland Avenue, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, Dominick Hastings, Bridge Street, West Port, Co Mayo, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'His father was at one time the leading merchant in Westport. Lost all his means in speculation, so my poor son had to go earn for us.' (Details from Mother)
FateKilled in Action 25 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 17), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: D. and Bridget HASTINGS, Bridge Street, Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked from HMAT ‘Ballarat’, Suez, 23 March 1916.

Found guilty at Zeitoun, 25 March 1916, of being absent without leave, 3.00pm, 23 March, to tattoo, 24 March 1916: awarded 14 days’ confinement to camp; forfeited total of 6 days’ pay.

Found guilty at Zeitoun, 25 March 1916, of disobedience of orders in that he came on parade unshaven: awarded 2 days’ confinement to camp; taken on strength of 31st Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT ‘Hororata’ and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty in the field, 7 July 1916, of being absent from tattoo roll call, 6 July 1916: awarded 1 days’ Field Punishment No 2.

Taken ill in the field, 30 July 1916; admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 2 August 1916; discharged to unit, 14 August 1916. }Killed in action, 25 October 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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