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Michael O'MEARA

Regimental number20738
Place of birthLorrlia, Co Tipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMoorong, Young, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A O'Meara, Ross Granguebarr, Co Tipperary, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade 1 - 8 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date19 August 1919
Other details

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Transferred to 9th Field Artillery Brigade, 1 April 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 December 1916; transferred to Australian Divisional Artillery Detail, 6 January 1916; transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, France, 15 January 1917.

Transferred to 4th Divisional Artillery, 28 August 1917; taken on strength, 30 August 1917.

On leave, 20 December 1917; returned from leave, 5 January 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 November 1918; returned from leave, 29 November 1918.

Absent without leave, 4 January 1919; previously reported 'absent without leave', now reported 'sick whilst on leave'; rejoined unit, 8 January 1919.

Detached to 4th Divisional Train, 6 February 1919.

Marched out for return to Australia, 30 March 1919.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, France, 4 April 1919 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to No 3 Training Brigade, England, 7 April 1919 (erythema).

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Port Napier’, 12 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 2 July 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged, 19 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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