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Michael BYRNE

Regimental number7522
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPaddington, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 2.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Towner, Armstrong Terrace, Ithaca, Paddington, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameApril 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/15/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Discharge date9 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 8 August 1917; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 25 October 1917; marched into Parkhouse Training Details, 3 October 1917; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 14 November 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 15 November 1919; marched out to unit, 19 November 1917; taken on strength of 1st Anzac Company, 20 November 1917; attached to 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 18 December 1917; detached to Australian General Base Details, 30 September 1918; marched into Australian General Base Details, Rouelles, 30 September 1918; transferred to England, 31 October 1918; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, England, 1 November 1918. Commenced return to Australia for discharge (senility), 4 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Brisbane, 15 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 9 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Michael

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