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Michael McCABE

Regimental number1876
Place of birthKnockdrim, King's Co, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 10.25
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary McCabe, Knockdrim, Rhode PO, Rhode, King's County, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Salvage Company
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1918
Discharge date10 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November1 916.

Transferred to Divisional Salvage Company, in the field, 21 January 1917.

On leave to England, 3 november 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 November 1917.

Marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 7 March 1918; medically classified (age 44; varicose veins, right leg), and transferred to England, 30 April 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Carpentaria', 8 August 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 25 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 10 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCABE Michael

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