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Angus John MURTAGH

Regimental number1994
Date of birth10 October 1890
Place of birthArmidale, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address166 Rondchford Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel Murtagh, 10 Longdown Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 13 April 1915. Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Gallipoli, 14 June 1915. Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 14 August 1915; transferred to Mudros, 16 August 1915; transferred to Malta and admitted to St George's Hospital, 27 August 1915. Transferred to All Saints' Hospital, Malta, 31 August 1915. Embarked for Mudros, 15 November 1915; disembarked at Alexandria, 4 December 1915. Proceeded to rejoin unit, 3 January 1916; rejoined unit, Ghezireh, 8 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916.

Treated at 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 October 1916 (sciatica); transferred to England and admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, 9 October 1916. Transferred to Woodcote Hospital, 20 October 1916; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 November 1916. Admitted to 16th Field Ambulance Hospital, Wareham, 20 April 1917 (scabies). Admitted to No. 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, 1 May 1917; discharged, 22 May 1917: total treatment for venereal disease: 22 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 August 1917; rejoined unit, 2 September 1917. Sick to hospital, 16 February 1918 (scabies); rejoined unit, 25 February 1918.

Marched out to commence return to Australia, 25 December 1918; commenced return to Australia on board 'Kashmir', 9 March 1919. Discharged, 1 July 1919.

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

Miscellaneous detailsReal name: William Angus MURTAGH
Date of death29 June 1968

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