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Peter John McMAHON

Regimental number5060
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCivil engineer
AddressGolden Square, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M.T. McMahon, 282 Woodward Road, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceCompulsory Trainee
Enlistment date20 September 1917
Place of enlistmentGeorgetown, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Discharge date13 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; marched into Suez Camp, Egypt, 16 January 1918; marched into 'A' Camp, Alexandria, 23 January 1918.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; marched into Taranto Camp, Italy, 4 February 1918.

Entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918, and embarked for England the same day; disembarked Southampton, 15 February 1918, and marched into 15 Training Bn, Codford, the same day.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Codford, 28 February 1918; rejoined 15th Training Bn, Codford, 14 March 1918.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Codford, 21 March 1918; transferred to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 4 May 1918 (functional ophonia); discharged and marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 10 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 10 June 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 12 June 1918.

Marched out to unit, 15 June 1918; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, 22 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 29 July 1918, and admitted to No 15 Field Ambulance the same day; transferred to No 61 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 July 1918 (gas, mustard); to No 24 Ambulance Train from No 53 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 July 1918; to No 47 General Hospital, Le Treport, 31 July 1918; to England, 22 August 1918; to Kitchener's Military Hospital, Brighton, 25 August 1918; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 September 1918; discharged and marched into No 3 Command Depot, Weymouth, 6 September 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 September 1918.

Admitted to No 2 Group Hospital, Hurdcott, 16 December 1918; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 22 December 1918.

Promoted Acting Sergeant, 20 December 1918.

Reverted to the rank of Private.

Found guilty, 25 June 1919, of failing to obey an order given by his superior officer in the execution of his duty: awarded 27 days' detention; 15 days' of sentence remitted, 6 July 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Boorara', 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 13 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1930
SourcesNAA: B2455, McMAHON Peter John

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