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Regimental number3485
Place of birthEuroa, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressHopetown Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Meagher, Hopetown Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 17 months in the Victorian Mounted Rifles, Boer War; time expired.
Enlistment date23 August 1917
Place of enlistmentIpswich, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 30th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Ormonde on 2 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 17 July 1919
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunluce Castle', 17 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 23 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MEAGHER William

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