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Regimental number2230
Place of birthDulague, Castle Islands, Kerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Brosnan, Dulagua, Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentEmerald, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 18 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date9 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 20 September 1915.

Taken on strength of 25th Bn, Ismalia, 4 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 19 March 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 29 July 1916, and transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station; to 14th Stationary Hospital, 30 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right thumb); to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 August 1916; discharged to duty, 18 August 1916; marched into Australian Divisional Base Depot, 19 August 1916; rejoined Bn, 2 September 1916; to be Lance Corporal, 9 September 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 6 November 1916, and transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 November 1916; to 18th General Hospital, Camieres, 8 November 1916 (gun shot wound, right shoulder). Proceeded to England, 14 November 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital; transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 December 1916; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 December 1916; marched into Infantry Drafting Depot, Perham Downs, 3 February 1917; moved out, 8 February 1917; marched into No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 9 February 1917. Transferred to 69th Bn and taken on strength, 23 March 1917; to be Corporal, 2 May 1917.

Admitted to 16th Field Ambulance in England, 18 June 1917, and transferred to Military Hospital, Wareham (contusion, left ankle); discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 June 1917; marched into No. 4 Command Depot, Codford, 9 July 1917; marched into Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 28 August 1917. Attended the 14th rifle course at the School of Musketry, Tidworth, 27 September to 27 October 1917, and qualified as 2nd class with a fair working knowledge of the Lewis gun. Transferred to 25th Bn, 2 December 1917. Transferred to and taken on strength of permanent cadre of No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 January 1918; marched into No 1. Command Depot, Perham Downs, 24 January 1918 (classified c.2); marched into No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 February 1918. Transferred to 25th Bn, 21 April 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HMAT 'Suevic', 21 April 1918; disembarked Brisbane, 7 June 1918. Discharged as being medically unfit for military service, Brisbane, 9 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Miscellaneous detailsMartial status at attestation given as 'Married (separated)'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BROSNAN Patrick

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