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John Patrick McCAUGHEY

Regimental number1978
Place of birthArmagh, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationIron worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mary Jane McCaughey, Dobbin Street, Armagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 March 1916
Discharge date14 July 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 8 June 1915; taken on strength, 5th Bn, Gallipoli, 17 June 1915.

Wounded in action, 21 August 1915 (gun shot wound, left leg and right hand), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance Divisional Collecting Station; transferred same day to No 1 Casualty Clearing Station; to 25th Casualty Clearing Station, Imbros, 22 August 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 30 August 1915, and admitted same day to 17th General Hospital (wounds: severe). Transferred to England, 27 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 8 November 1915; discharged to duty, 7 December 1915, and marched into A&NZ Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Suevic', 11 March 1916; arrived Australia, 22 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: wounded), Melbourne, 14 July 1916.

Total war service: 548 days (of which 372 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCAUGHEY John Patrick

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