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Regimental number1140
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Address83 Carey Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation33.6
Height5' 10"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinJ Ireland, Church Street, Pitwater, near Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African Constabulary; South African Light Horse; and in the 4th Betuchaland Mounted Rifles.
Enlistment date6 October 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date31 July 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit: cardiac dilation), Sydney, 31 July 1917.

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

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death28 July 1944
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRELAND Samuel

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