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Joseph Bernard McDONNELL

Regimental number6126
Place of birthClifton, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressGPO Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinBrother, John Charles McDonnell, West Kimberley, North Territory, Western Australia
Enlistment date29 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date19 August 1918
Other detailsWar service: Disembarked, Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917. Admitted to Fargo Hospital (influenza), 9 January 1917. Left Southampton for France, 19 June 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, 9 July 1917. Wounded, Belgium, 7 October 1917; embarked on the 'Ville de Liege', for London, 11 October 1917. Admitted to hospital with gunshot wound, right hand, 12 October 1917. Returned to Australia for discharge, 7 June 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsMarital status: Widower

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