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Donald Leo KEARNEY

Regimental number2765
Date of birth4 December 1896
Place of birthEulo, Queensland
SchoolMareeba State Schookl, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMareeba via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr James Alexander Kearney, Mareeba via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the Mareeba Cadet Force.
Enlistment date20 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Atherton branch, 5 June 1915. Transferred to Townsville branch, July 1915.
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt James Hugh O'Neill KEARNEY, 25th Bn, killed in action, 5 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, Bullecourt, 22 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 August 1981
Place of burialPinnaroo Cemetery
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 208.

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