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Michael RILEY

Regimental number276
Place of birthKillarney, Ireland
Other NamesRiley, M
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNew Street, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, Michael Riley, New Street, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentBairnsdale, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1915
Date of death8 August 1921
Discharge date1 May 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 October 1915; disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1915; discharged (medically unfit: perulent conjunctivitis), Melbourne, 1 May 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsPlace of enlistment incorrectly entered on NAA RecordSearch as Bairnsdale, Queensland.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RILEY Michael

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