|Place of birth||Clonmel, Ireland|
|Address||8 Tucker Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Father, D McGrath, Abbey Farm, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Gunner|
|Unit name||Field Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||13/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||6th FAB|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Zeitoun, Egypt, 14 February 1916; transferred to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, Ismailia, 10 March 1916. Proceeded to jointhe British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916; Mustered Driver, 1 May 1916; transferred to 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, 13 May 1916; to 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 28 January 1917; posted to Brigade Ammunition Column, 1 February 1917; on leave to United Kingdom, 7 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 21 September 1917.
Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 25 September 1917 (frequent mitruition); discharged to duty and joined unit, 28 September 1917.
Posted to 16th Battery, 18 February 1918; on leave to United Kingdom, 13 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 November 1918; permanently attached to 4th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 9 March 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 12 March 1919; marched out to England, 25 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, England and marched out to Perham Downs Command Depot, 26 March 1919.
Found guilty, 22 April 1919, of being absent without leave from midnight, 15 April to 3:00 pm, 20 April 1919: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 19 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ypiringa', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1919; discharged, 24 August 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal (both returned, 3 March 1924)
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McGRATH Patrick|