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Michael LAHIFF

Regimental number449
Place of birthBallan, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressKorumburra, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick Lahiff, Korumburra, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date9 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 17 September 1915 (influenza); transferred to HS 'Somali', no date stated; to St David's Hospital, Malta, 22 September 1915 (dysentery); to Ghajn Tuffieha Convalescent Camp, Malta, 7 October 1915; embarked for Egypt, 20 December 1915; rejoined 24th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 January 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 30 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 26 August 1918, and admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance the same day; transferred to No 49 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 August 1916 (gunshot wound: left foot); to Ambulance Train, 27 August 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 28 August 1916; to England, 14 September 1916 (foot amputated); to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 16 September 1916; to Brooklands Convalescent Home, 20 October 1916; to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 11 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 2 July 1917; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 9 August 1917.

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

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death28 June 1939
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAHIFF Michael

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