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Walter Everard SHEEHEY

Regimental number2395
Date of birth5 July 1893
Place of birthHastings, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer and waiter
Address39 Greig Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Byrne, 39 Greig Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date11 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916; proceeded to join Bn, in the field, 25 July 1916.

Admitted to 4th Casualty Clearing station, 2 September 1916 (warts on penis); transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 2 September 1916 (papillomata [non-venereal]); to 6th Convalescent Depot, 16 September 1916, and discharged same day to Base Depot, Etaples.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, 21 October 1916 (disordered action of the heart); transferred to England, 25 October 1916, and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital (gassed); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 15 January 1917, to report to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 31 January 1917. Marched in to No 2 command Depot, Weymouth, 16 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 11 August 1917.

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

Re-enlisted for Sea Transport duty, 28 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 14 August 1918.
Date of death13 April 1956
Age at death62
Place of burialNecropolis, Springvale, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEEHEY Walter Everard

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