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Michael Joseph HOLIEN

Regimental number6918
Date of birth1896
Place of birthColac, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Mary Bell, 2 Cummings Place off Corio Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date2 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Discharge date3 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 24 October 1917; discharged, 10 November 1917. Total venereal disease treatment: 18 days. Re-admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 14 November 1917; discharged, 22 November 1917. Total treatment: 9 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 January 1918; joined 21st Bn in the field, 22 January 1918.

Transferred to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 16 July 1918 (medically unfit: defective vision). Transferred to 5th Division Train, 25 August 1918.

Marched out for return to Australia, 12 December 1918. Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire', 7 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 March 1919; discharged, 3 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death1 December 1933
Age at death37
Place of burialWestern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria

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