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Martin RYAN

Regimental number549
Date of birth1 July 1872
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address7 Elm Street, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 6.875"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Ryan, 7 Elm Street, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date10 October 1916
Family/military connectionsSons: 3507 Pte James Lawrence RYAN MM, 57th Bn, killed in action, 12 July 1918; 3363 Gunner John Francis RYAN, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; 2028 Pte Michael RYAN, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 25 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 6 november 1915 (pneumonia); transferred to Cottonera Hospital, Malta, 12 november 1915; to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, Egypt, 13 December 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 February 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 24 February 1916; discharged, 21 March 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 21 March 1916 (deafness).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; disembarked Colombo, Ceylon, 18 April 1916; embarked Colombo on board HT 'Seang Bee'; disembarked Fremantle, and admitted to 8th Australian General Hospital, Fremantle, 25 May 1916 discharged (medically unfit: deafness and right inguinal hernia), Melbourne, 10 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Admitted to 5th Australian General Hospital, Melbourne, from civilian life, 13 February 1917; died, 14 February 1917 (dilatation of heart; syncope acute heart failure).
Date of death14 February 1917
Age at death44
Place of burialCoburg Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, RYAN Martin

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