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Matthew Thomas MULLALY

Regimental number5873
Place of birthGympie, queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationHorse-breaker
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Louie Burridge, Tandour, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 June 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5873A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1920
Discharge date8 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 31 January 1917; discharged, 21 March 1917; total period of treatment for venereral disease (contracted from a London prostitute): 50 days.

Marched in to 7th Training Bn, 21 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; taken on strength, 25th Bn, 2 May 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 June 1917 (trench fever and pyrexia, unknown origin); transferred same day to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 June 1917; to England, 21 June 1917, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 22 june 1917. Discharged on furlough, 13 July 1917, to report to Training Depot, Codford, 27 July 1917.

Rejoined unit, France, 14 October 1917.

On leave to England, 14 October 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 12 October 1917.

Transferred to 26th Bn, 12 October 1918.

Detached to Divisional Headquarters, 23 January 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 4 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 12 March 1919. Granted 30 days disembarkation leave, 30 November 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cap Verde', 5 January 1920; disembarked Sydney, 29 February 1920; discharged, Brisbane, 8 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 December 1928
Age at death36
Place of burialGympie Cemetery, Queensland

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