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Michael MACKEY

Regimental number1244
Place of birthCryhelp, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
SchoolNational School, Wicklow, Ireland
Other trainingFarmer
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressElesmere Road, Mount Lawley
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Ellen Mackay, 87 Grey Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/71/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 14 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateDied of disease 9 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialSt. Germain-Au-Mont D'Or Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Bridget MACKEY
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 22 April 1915.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 22 August 1915; discharged to duty, 30 August 1915 (no further details recorded). Admitted to No 18 Australian Stationary Hospital, Mudros, 28 October 1915; discharged to duty, 7 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 21 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 5 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 18 March 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 10 May 1916; transferred to No 4 hospital Train, 15 May 1916, and invalided to Base (furunculosis); admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 15 May 1916 (choleaptitis); discharged to Tel el Kebir, 31 May 1916.

Admitted to No 2 ASH, 23 August 1917 (diarrhoea); transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, from 24th Stationary Hospital, 1 June 1917 (debility); to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 12 June 1917; discharged, 25 june 1917; taken on strength, 2 ASH, 5 September 1917.

Temporarily detached on furlough to United Kingdom, 9 October 1917; embarked Alexandria, 14 October 1917.

Died of disease, St Germain, France, 9 November 1917 (myocarditis and pericarditis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACKEY Michael

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