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Frank McLAUGHLIN

Regimental number3165
Place of birthPort Pirie South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressSolomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, M McLaughlin, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in order to go to Ireland to bring to Australia his only unmarried sister to help care for his 6 children all under 10 years of age, his wife having died on 22 July 1915. (details from son, Rev Fr Francis McLaughlin)
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Family/military connectionsSon: VX31898 Lance Corporal Bernard Samuel McLAUGHLIN, 2/21st Bn, captured, Ambon, died as prisoner of war, aged 30, 15 June 1945.

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