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William Francis LORRIGAN

Regimental number6379
Place of birthBrown Hill, Ballarat East, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers School, Ballarat East, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressBradbury Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37.2
Height5' 6.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Lorrigan, Bradbury Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 October 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death38
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row O, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
97
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Margaret LORRIGAN, Bradbury Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 May 1917; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 12 June 1917.

Found guilty, 26 January 1918, of when on Active Service absenting himself from fatigue party without permission, 25 January 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Killed in action, 14 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as.Bredbury Street.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LORRIGAN William Francis

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