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Patrick William SCANLAN

Regimental number940
Date of birth7 August 1883
Place of birthYarranlea, near Pittsworth, Queensland
SchoolYarranlea Provisional School, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressPittsworth, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Scanlan, Yarranlea, Pittsworth, Queensland
Enlistment date10 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1917
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 14), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Catherine SCANLAN
Family/military connectionsBrother: 519 Corporal Michael Connor SCANLAN, 47th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 5 June 1916; disembarked Suez, 6 July 1916. Admitted to ship's isolation hospital (venereal disease), 12 June 1916; discharged 6 July 1916. Total treatment: 25 days. Admitted to Government Hospital, Suez, 7 July 1916; transferred to No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Cairo, 10 July 1916; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 21 July 1916. Discharged to Australian Training Depot, 22 July 1916, after 16 days' treatment for venereal disease.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 August 1916; disembarked England, 15 August 1916. Taken on strength, 42nd Bn, 24 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 25 November 1916. Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 December 1916 (mumps); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 29 December 1916. Rejoined unit in the field, 24 January 1917. Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 6 February 1917 (sprained ankle); transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 6 February 1917. Rejoined unit in the field, 28 February 1917.

Killed in action, 10 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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