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Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressGranville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Joseph McDonnell, Carrington Avenue, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military service20th Infantry
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary Lieutenant)
Unit name56th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919

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