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Peter Joseph McKENNA

Regimental number3302
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressBeltana, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Terisa McKenna, Rock Mount, Finglas, County of Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Discharge date12 July 1919
Other details

War service: Middle East

Joined Isolation Camp, Moascar, 20 June 1917; taken on strength 3rd Training Regiment, 29 July 1917. Detached to Railway Construction, Kantara, 25 August 1917. On strength, Australian Section, 116th Company, Royal Engineers, Esdud, 23 December 1917.

Joined 9th Light Horse Regiment, Eastern Expeditionary Force, 30 August 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 10 September 1918; transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 20 September 1918 (pleurisy); to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 21 September 1918; to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, 5 December 1918; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, 16 January 1919 (malaria).

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Euripides', 14 March 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit: malaria), 12 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKENNA Peter Joseph

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