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Regimental number3117
Place of birthHerberton, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKairi via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 11"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinFather, Neil McGeehan, Kairi via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of varicocele)
Enlistment date18 October 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 7 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 12 December 1918

Discharge date28 June 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ascanius', 23 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 November 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Brisbane, 28 June 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 March 1967
Place of burialNudgee Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGEEHAN Joseph

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