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Matthew Patrick MORRISSEY

Regimental number4010
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
Other NamesMathew
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address34 Studley Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Christie, 34 Studley Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 November 1916
Discharge date26 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Re-embarked, 23 November 1915; disembarked Egypt, 20 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right shoulder); transferred from hospital (no details recorded) to England, 30 July 1916, and admitted to War Hospital, Dundee, Scotland (gun shot wound, back and shoulder: serious); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 October 1916; discharged from hospital, 26 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wiltshire', 18 November 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 31 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right shoulder, chronic bronchitis), 26 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as MORRISEY. See 1575 Matthew MORRISSEY for first period of service.
Date of death30 December 1927
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery, Victoria

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