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Mathew Palmer McCABE

Regimental number1993
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarter
Address33 Bent Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McCabe, 33 Bent Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery; 6 months in the 24th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 August 1915
Discharge date17 November 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Joined 2nd Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Admitted to Field Ambulance, 29 June 1916; transferred to HS 'Nile', 1 July 1915, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Cairo, 10 July 1915 (colitis and epilepsy).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 13 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: epilepsy [pre-existing condition]), Sydney, 17 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 January 1917 Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCABE Mathew Palmer

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