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Peter McCONKEY

Regimental number101
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
Address72 Gotha Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation47
Height5' 3"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth McConkey, 72 Gotha Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in South Africa.
Enlistment date18 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (Queensland Reinforcement)
Regimental number from Nominal Roll517
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion, Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 9 June 1915
Age at death from cemetery records48
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
187
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Native of Belfast, Ireland
Discharge date11 June 1915
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Embarked, 25 January 1915.

Detailed for duty in the Department of Radio Telegraphs and Telephone, Rabaul, 3 March 1915; invalided to Australia (medically unfit).

Commenced return to Australia, from Rabaul, 9 June 1915; discharged, 11 June 1915.

Medal: British War Medal

Died of pemphigus foliaceus.
Date of death20 May 1916 Institute of Tropical Medicine, Townsville, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCONKEY Peter

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