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Daniel BYRNE

Regimental number318
Place of birthBallymore-Eustace, Kildare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBallymore, Eustace, Kildare, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 9.25"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinJames Byrne, Ballymore, Eustace, Kildare, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Garrison Artillery, British Army; time expired.
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Place of enlistmentGympie, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date27 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, 20 June 1915; embarked, Alexandria, Egypt, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 September 1915; to be Lance Corporal, Gallipoli Peninsula, 3 November 1915.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 22 December 1915; transferred to General Hospital (hernia), Mudros, 9 January 1916; to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, 11 January 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 18 January 1916; to Convalescent Depot, 21 January 1916; discharged to duty, 1 February 1916; proceeded to join Bn, Zeitoun, 5 March 1916.

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

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance (influenza), 9 April 1916; discharged to duty, 12 April 1916.

Found guilty, 15 July 1916, of (1) neglect of duty in that he neglected to parade the sick for inspection at 8:45 am, 15 July 1916: reverted to the ranks.

Wounded in action, and admitted to 4th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, left shoulder), 29 July 1916; to transferred 14th General Hospital, 30 July 1916; to England, 1 August 1916; admitted to War Hospital, England, 2 August 1916; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 September 1916; marched out to Perham Downs Command Depot, 4 September 1916; reported from furlough to Perham Downs Command Depot, 22 September 1916; transferred to and taken on strength of 7th Training Bn, 23 September 1916.

Admitted to Lord Derby War Hospital (melancholia), 16 December 1916; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 June 1916; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 23 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor' for discharge (melancholia), 22 July 1917; disembarked, 9 August 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 27 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Daniel

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