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Joseph HEGARTY

Regimental number1628
Place of birthFoynes, Co Limerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressLea Street, Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42.4
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Henry Mason Wells, Lorris Lake, Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Place of enlistmentGunnedah, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date13 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: inguinal hernia and senility), Sydney, 13 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1926
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 2326), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEGARTY Joseph

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