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Michael MALYCHA

Regimental number6845
Place of birthPetersburg, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressWhyte, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Malycha, Whyte, Yarcowie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 May 1917
Place of enlistmentBulla, SouthAustralia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Discharge date12 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 30 October 1917; admitted to ship's hospital at sea, 27 November 1917; discharged from ship's hospital, 13 December 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 December 1917, and marched in to 6th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 1 April 1918; taken on strength, 48th Bn, 6 April 1918.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1918 (gun shot wound, chest), and admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 August 1918; to England, 23 August 1918, and admitted to Bethnal Green Military Hospital, 24 August 1918. Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 7 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 12 September 1918, to report to Littlemore Camp, Weymouth, 26 September 1918. Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 September 1918; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, from Weymouth, 10 October 1918. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 14 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 February 1919; discharged, Adelaide, 12 March 1919.

Total war service: 1 year 300 days (of which 1 year 119 days was abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 October 1926
Age at death28
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 7 West, Grave 7), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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