Regimental number203
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
OccupationHospital attendant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs A Jennings, Ballynebine, Co Down, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date30 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli,5 April 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros, 16 August 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 25 August 1915, and then, same day, to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis. Discharged to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 20 December 1915.

Attached for duty to 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, 31 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

On leave to England, 4 May 1916; rejoined unit from leave, 15 May 1916.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 8 September 1916; Corporal, 13 November 1916, and attached to 3rd Field Ambulance, and remained attached as Medical Detail to 1st DAC.

On leave to England, 4 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 September 1917.

On leave to Paris, 15 December 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 24 December 1917.

Transferredfrom 3rd Field Ambulance to 1st DAC, 21 March 1918.

Detached for duty to Corps Gas School, 23 March 1918; rejoined unit from detachment.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 8 June 1918 (catarrhal appendicitis), and transferred same day to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; admitted to 18th General Hospital (USA), 17 June 1918; transferred to England, 20 June 1918, and admitted same day to Manor Court House Hospital, Shorncliffe. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 3 August 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, 17 August 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 4 October 1918.

Granted 75 days' furlough without pay (Special 1914 Leave).

Married Daisy Beatrice EWINGS, spinster, aged 26, St Simon's Anglican Church, 19 December 1918.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 4 January 1919, for return to Australia.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 24 March 1919; discharged, 8 May 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 46 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 16 August 1919; discharged, 30 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 May 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCLEAN David