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Andrew John LANIGAN

Regimental number3171
Date of birth25 June 1894
Place of birthNew Norcia, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShop assistant
AddressNew Norcia, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Richard Patrick Lanigan, New Norcia, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 18 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date9 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7320 Pte Joseph Patrick LANIGAN, 51st Bn, effective abroad.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 28th Bn, 6 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, head and wrist); admitted to 13th Stationary Hospital, 20 July 1916 (wound: severe). Transferred to England, 26 July 1916, and admitted to 3rd Northern General Hospital. Marched out to No. 1 Command Depot, Wareham, 27 October 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916. Rejoined unit from 5th Divisional Base Depot, 4 January 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 11 January 1917; transferred to England on HS 'Cambria', 29 January 1917; admitted to Bath War Hospital, 30 January 1917 (pneumonia).

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 June 1917; rejoined unit, 1 August 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1918 (gun shot wound, right knee: severe). Transferred to England, 22 August 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 23 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; disembarked Western Australia, 18 January 1919; discharged, 9 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 April 1958
Age at death63
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia

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