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William John AHEARN

Regimental number59
Date of birth--/09/1891
Place of birthCaptains Flat, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressVituadale, Guilderthorpe Avenue, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, D Ahearn, Vituadale, Guilderthorpe Avenue, Randwick, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Australian Rifles Regiment; serving in 7th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Trench Mortar Battery
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 1st Machine Gun Squadron
Promotion date: 1 February 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: 1st Machine Gun Squadron
Promotion date: 14 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919
Discharge date18 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Embarked Port Said for England (1914 leave), 1 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 23 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 6 November 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), Sydney, 18 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AHEARN William John

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