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Samuel Acheson McCONAGHY

Regimental number5008
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationAccountant
Address'Cleaves', Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 0"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinFather, D McConaghy, 'Cleaves', Cootamundra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Army Medical Corps, AIF.
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Medical Corps, Hospital Transports Staff (No. 1 Hospital Ship, 'Karoola')
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Discharge date2 September 1919
Other details

Re-embarked from Sydney, 1 May 1916, on board HMAT A24 'Benalla', as 259 Sergeant, 35th Bn, A Company; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 november 1916.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 6 April 1917.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 My 1917 (epileptic seizure); transferred same day to 10th Australian Field Ambulance; to 2nd Anzac Officers' Rest Home, 25 May 1917 (insomnia); to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Hazebrouck, 28 May 1917 (neurasthenia: severe); to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 31 May 1917 (diagnosed battle casualty: shell shock); to England, 14 June 1917, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, 15 June 1917; transferred to Cobham Hall Officer Hospital, 17 July 1917; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 August 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 18 August 1917.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 28 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1918; rejoined 35th Bn, in the field, 18 April 1918 (gun shot wound, chest, penetrating), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1918.

Promoted Lieutenant, 12 May 1918.

Transferred to 2nd Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 14 June 1918; transferred to England, 13 July 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 14 July 1918; transferred to 5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 23 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board , 15 September 1918 (gun shot wound, left chest, lung);
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCONAGHY Samuel Acheson

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