Michael John MAHER

Regimental number2205
Place of birthTatura, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 11.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Maher, Reserve, Tatura, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
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Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date23 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board Ht 'Castalia', 13 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 30 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 23 July 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1924
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAHER Michael John