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Hubert SHEEHAN

Regimental number2688
Place of birthClarence River, New South Wales
Other NamesSHEEHAN, Herbert
SHEEHAN, Herbert
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressMaclean, Clarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Sheehan, Maclean, Clarence River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Maclean Scottish S Rifles, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 December 1918
Discharge date1 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 430 Pte John James SHEEHAN MM, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; 130 Pte William Richard SHEEHAN, 49th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; 5178 Pte Thomas Edward SHEEHAN, 47th Bn, returned to Australia, 13 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 12th Bn, 1 March 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 25 January 1917 (trench feet); transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 February 1917; to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 10 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 3 March 1917. Proceeded on leave, 15 August 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 31 August 1917.

Found guilty of being absent without leave from 7.30 am, 26 August 1917, until 10 am, 27 August 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2 and forfeiture of 2 days' pay.

Detached to Australian Provost Marshal, 1st Australian Division, Belgium, 29 September 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 3 February 1918.

Admitted to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 June 1918 (influenza); rejoined unit, 20 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 28 June 1918; admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 June 1918 (gun shot wound, compound fracture, fingers, right hand); transferred to England, 5 July 1918; admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, 5 July 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 15 July 1918; discharged to No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott. Marched out to No. 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 7 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Saxon', 11 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 30 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 1 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 August 1932
Place of burialCatholic Cemetery, Maclean, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEEHAN Hubert

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