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John Richard MOLONEY

Regimental number2742
Date of birth4 April 1893
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address121 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Moloney, 121 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date11 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded to 57th Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916. Transferred to 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 26 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force,18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 21 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left arm and leg); invalided to England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to Edmonton Military Hospital (wound: severe). Transferred to Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital, Pinner, Middlesex, 11 September 1916; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 15 November 1916; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board HT 'Benalla', 13 February 1917; discharged, 11 August 1917 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of death9 January 1978
Age at death84
Place of burialMelbourne General Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOLONEY John Richard

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