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Regimental number1181
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressOphir Road, East Orange, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38.2
Height5' 8"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Walsh, Ophir Road, East Orange, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1916
Date of death11 May 1919
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Section L, Grave No. 922), Rookwood, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary Elizabeth TIERNEY. Native of Orange, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date9 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Nestor', 9 February 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 13 March 1916; discharged (medically unfit: pulmonary phthisis), Sydney, 9 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 May 1919
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, TIERNEY John

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