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Michael MAHER

Regimental number1246
Place of birthTaralga, New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's Catholic School, Taralga, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPO, Taralga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maher, PO, Taralga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the South African War.
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 November 1915
Place of death or woundingShrapnel Gully, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 46), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Stone Quarry Cemetery, Taralga, New South Wales. Photo: Jeff Doyle. Parents: Martin (d. 12 June 1918; bu. Stone Quarry Cemetery) and Mary (d. 16 July 1928; bu. Stone Quarry Cemetery) MAHER, The Meadows, Taralga, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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