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Regimental number1780
Place of birthClooncara, Bekan, Bhounis, Ireland
SchoolBekan National School, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address10 King Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, Mr John Tarpey, Bekan, Ballyhaunis, Mayo, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 6), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John TARPEY and his wife, Bridget COSTELLO, Bekan, Bailyhaunis, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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