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Regimental number12708
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29.5
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Donovan, Yackandandah PO, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Light Horse, Victoria; time expired.
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit nameArmy Service Corps Reinforcement 21
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/105/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date20 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 20 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONOVAN Joseph

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