|Place of birth||Wicklow, Ireland|
|Address||36 Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||42|
|Previous military service||R.N.R., England (5 years, time expired); Imperial South African Horse (1.5 years active service); Mounted Police, Capetown (1.5 years)|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3878A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||50th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Parents: not known|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to 10th Bn from 3rd Training Bn, Aerodrome Camp, 17 March 1916; taken on strength of 10th Bn, Serapeum, 17 March 1916.
Taken on strength of 50th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.
Found guilty, 1 May 1916, of (1) offering violence to a superior officer; (2) using threatening language to a superior officer; (3) insolence to an officer: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Found guilty, Marseilles, 13 June 1916, of (1) breaking ranks without permission; (2) pillaging property of a native inhabitant of an allied nation: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Pleaded guilty at a Field General Court Martial, 27 July 1916, to a charge of while on Active Service disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer: sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour; sentence confirmed by General Sir H.V. Cox, 31 July 1916.
Admitted to Military Prison, Rouen, 10 August 1916.
Released from No 1 Military Prison, Rouen, 16 December 1916, on remission of sentence; rejoined unit, 17 December 1916.
Wounded in action, 17 August 1917; admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 18 August 1917 (H.E.W. shoulder); transferred to No 7 General Hospital, Etaples, 19 August 1917; to England, 29 August 1917; to Beaufort Hospital, Bristol, 30 August 1917 (gunshot wound back); to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 October 1917; discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 5 October 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchisses', 1 November 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 1 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: gunshot wound chest), 6 February 1918.
Total war service: 2 years 242 days (of which 2 years and 29 days were abroad).
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalCause of death: tuberculosis
|Date of death|
|Age at death||54|
|Place of burial||AIF Cemetery (Row 7 West, Grave 12), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, REILLY John|