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Michael PHELAN

Regimental number48
Place of birthBallygunner, Co Waterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height6' 0.25"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Thomas Phelan, Feathestone Street, Bowen, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Irish Guards, British Army, for 3 years: time expired.
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date20 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 20 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 18 October 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 19 October 1917; to England, 22 October 1917, and admitted to 2nd Military Hospital, Old Park, Canterbury, 22 October 1917. Transferred to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, 22 November 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 November 1917; marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 December 1917; to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 7 March 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 June 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 November 1918 (otitis media); transferred samec day to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, 8 December 1918; rejoined Bn, 2 February 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 7 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged, 20 August 1919.


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