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Edward William BYRNE

Regimental number4297
Place of birthTullow, Carlow, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGardener
AddressMiss Ada O'Laughlan, 140 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, A G Byrne, Erno, Queen's County, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMornington, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Edward spelt Edmund
Discharge date26 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded to France from 6th Training Battalion, 5 September 1916; taken on strength of 24th Bn, Belgium, 19 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, 7 November 1916, and transferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station; to 4th General Hospital, Camieres, to be put under observation, 7 November 1916; transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 15 November 1916; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 16 November 1916; discharged to 2nd Divisional Base Depot, 6 December 1916; rejoined Bn, 9 January 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 February 1917, and transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance; to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 16 February 1917 (trench feet); to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 19 February 1917.

Proceeded from Havre on HS 'Formosa' to England, 26 February 1917; admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 27 February 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 April 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1917; marched into Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 20 June 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 June 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on NZHT 'Pakeha', 27 August 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 22 October 1917. Discharged, 26 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Edward William

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