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Patrick Aloysius O'GRADY

Regimental number3423
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address113 Camberwell Road, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10.5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, P F O'Grady, 17 Taranaki Street, Newtown, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 26 November 1915 (mumps); discharged to duty, 29 December 1915.

Taken on strength, 8th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Found guilty, 16 January 1916, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 16 Janaury, ti 9.15 pm, 22 January 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 7 days' pay.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 60th Bn, 24 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 25 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 14 April 1916 (epidymitis),and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 17 April 1916; rejoined Bn, 16 May 1916.

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

Found guilty, 10 July 1916, of (1) being absent without leave at Tattoo, 6 July; (2) being absent without leave from Morning Parade, 7 July; (3) Drunk when required for Orderly Room: reduced to the ranks.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2040513: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Statement, 13954 Pte W.C. HEATHERSHAW, Australian Army Medical Corps (attached to 60th Bn) (patient, No 22 General Hospital, Etaples), 26 February 1917: 'I have a friend named O'Grady, whom we used to call "Pat". I don't know his number. He came from Carlton, Victoria. I saw him in the D/S terribly wounded by m.g. fire. Both his legs were off. I did not see him actually dead, but am told that he died before he got out of the D/S.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, O'GRADY Patrick Aloysius
Red Cross File No 2040513

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