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John BYRNE

Regimental number9604
Place of birthKingscourt, Calean, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBricklayer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 4.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Byrne, 95 Angas Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service6 years Ornoros Rifle Club
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name11th Field Company Engineers, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date15 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Adelaide, 31 May 1916; disembarked, Devonport, England, 21 July 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital (myalgia), 14 October 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 5 December 1916; marched out to Park House, 7 December 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 18 January 1917; marched into Training Depot, 28 February 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 13 April 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 14 April 1917.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital (age debility); rejoined Australian General Base Depot from Hospital, 26 May 1917; proceeded to England, from Havre, 19 June 1917; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 20 June 1917; detached for duty with Anzac Provost Corps, Tidworth, 4 July 1917; detached from attached duty and marched out to Weymouth Command Depot, 5 October 1917.

Commenced eturn to Australia on board 'A68' for discharge, 1 November 1917; disembarked, Adelaide, 1 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 July 1944
Place of burialCarlton Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE John

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