Lionel Christopher MARKEY

Regimental number440
Place of birthToodyay, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressToodyay, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Markey, Toodyay, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A52 Surada on 17 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1919
Discharge date17 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 441 Pte Thomas John MARKEY, 10th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 September 1919; 8818 Pte William James MARKEY, 4th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919; Cousins: 4266 Pte Walter Clarence THORPE, 28th Bn, died of wounds, 9 April 1917; 4608 Corporal Albert Laurence THORPE, 1st Australian Light Railway Operating Company, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919; 4611 Pte Phillip THORPE, 4th Division Salvage Company, returned to Australia, 1 May 1919; Uncle: 199 Pte William Henry STRAHAN, 16th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Fremantle, 19 February 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 1 August 1915.

Evacuated from Gallipoli on board HS 'Gloucester Castle', and admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 September 1915 (bronchitis); discharged from hospital, 12 November 1915.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Pt Said, 13 December 1916; discharged, 16 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 73 days.

Transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, 4 July 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 July 1918; Corporal, 25 December 1918.

Embarked for England, 10 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 3 September 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 17 October 1919; discharged, 17 November 1919.

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