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Regimental number1387
Date of birth25 September 1895
Place of birthWallsend, New South Wales
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressStation Street, Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McIlroy, Station Street, Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military service16th Infantry, Newcastle - 5 years
Enlistment date27 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 October 1915
Discharge date12 January 1916 - Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War Service: Gallipoli. Wounded in action at Dardanelles on 7 May and 17 August 1915. Lacerated left hand resulting in the loss of thumb. Admitted to New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Port Said on 24 August 1915

Invalided home to Australia per 'Aeneas'

Death due to being hit by a car
Date of death3 July 1960 - Wallsend District Hospital
Age at death65
Place of burialRoman Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, New South Wales on 6 July 1960

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