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Regimental number2724
Date of birth18 February 1889
Place of birthNairne, South Australia
SchoolNairne Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNairne, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Andrew Mahoney, Nairne, South Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2724A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1918
Discharge date11 August 1919
Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Mary PENNIFOLD, Australian Army Nursing Service
Other details

Private Mahoney was dangerously ill with pneumonia on 13 February 1916, and was admitted to hospital at Heliopolis. He was ill until he embarked with the 27th Battalion for service overseas, per the HT 'Franconia' on 2 August 1916. He was transferred to the 14th Training Battalion.

While on active service, he was absent without leave from 0600 12 August 1916 to 1430 14 August 1916. Forfeited a total of 10 days pay.

On 29 September 1916, he proceeded to France, and was transferred to the 32nd Battalion. He was wounded in action on 8 December 1916, and rejoined his unit on 22 December 1916.

He was appointed Lance Corporal on 19 April 1917. On 24 January 1918, he was sent to a Lewis Gun course, and rejoined his unit on 14 February 1918. He was wounded on 19 February, and sent to hospital in England. After his stay in hospital he was allowed two weeks furlough,from 31 July 1918 to 14 August 1918, before he left England for his return to Australia on 15 August 1918.

Date of death28 March 1972
Place of burialCremated, St Matthews Church Cemetery, Kensington Road, Norwood, South Australia

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