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Patrick McGRATH

Regimental number10777
Place of birthClonmel, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
Address8 Tucker Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.25"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinFather, D McGrath, Abbey Farm, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)6th FAB
Discharge date24 August 1919
Other details

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)
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGRATH Patrick

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