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Regimental number9325
Place of birthKinnego, Ballymagan, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRubber worker
AddressMiss T Kyme, 160 Mary Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs P McLaughlin, Kinnego, Ballymagon, Donnegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Train Reinforcements 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 31 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 1st Infantry Base Depot, Cairo, 24 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 4 April 1916. Joined 1st Company, AASC, at Strazeele, 12 April 1916. Temporarily detached to 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 22 August 1916; rejoined unit, 28 August 1916. Temporarily detached to 1st DAC, 15 October 1916; rejoined unit, 27 October 1916. Temporarily detached to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 5 July 1917; rejoined unit, 8 July 1917. On leave to United Kingdom, 3 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 17 August 1917.

Detached to 2nd FAB, 7 April 1918; rejoined unit, 17 April 1918. Reverted to rank of Gunner at own request, 16 May 1918. Transferred to and taken on strength of 1st Division Medium Trench Mortar Battery, 16 May 1918. On leave, 21 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 11 October 1918. Attached for duty to 2nd FAB, 7 December 1918; appointed Driver, 13 December 1918; rejoined unit (date not recorded). Detached to 2nd FAB, 7 February 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 5 March 1919. Found guilty, 19 March 1919, of, while in Havre, 17 March, of (1) drunkenness (2) being in town without a pass: awarded forfeiture of 15 days' pay. Reverted to rank of Gunner, 5 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 June 1919; discharged, 21 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLAUGHLIN Patrick

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