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William Robert Patrick McDERMOTT

Regimental number3415
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address13 Palermo Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs C McDermott, 13 Palermo Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3413
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916, and reverted to Private on joining the Bn.

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 8 April 1916, of being absent without leave from 2130, 20 March, until apprehended in Cairo by picquet at 2200, 20 March 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDERMOTT William Robert Patrick

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