|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Address||31 Canning Street, North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||41|
|Next of kin||Uncle, Maurice Drinnan, 31 Canning Street, North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 9 months in the Scottish Horse.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||18th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 18th Bn, Tel el Kebir, and posted to A Company.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Admitted to 13th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 21 September 1916 (error of refractive SK); transferred to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 September 1916 (defective vision); to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station, 22 September 1916; to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 September 1916; to England, 26 September 1916, and admitted to Norwich hospital, affiliated with Norfolk War Hospital, 26 September 1916 (debility: slight); discharged on furlough, 11 October 1916, to report to Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 October 1916.
Found guilty, 3 November 1916, of being absent without leave, 3.30 pm, 30 October, to 4 pm, 2 November 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 4 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Found guilty, 3 February 1917, of neglecting to obey an order given by an NCO: awarded 72 hours' detention.
Admitted to Military Hospital, Wareham, 15 February 1917 (influenza); marched in from hospital to No 4 Command Depot, 28 February 1917.
Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 March 1917.
Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit: neurasthenia and senility), Sydney, 17 July 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Surname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as AHEARN. See 1481 M. AHERN for second period of service.|
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AHERN Maurice|