|Place of birth||Tipperary, Ireland|
|Address||Nudgee PO, Nudgee, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Brother, Patrick Byrne, Nudgee PO, Nudgee, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/42/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked, Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 1 January 1917.
Admitted to Parkhouse Military Hospital (venereal disease), 8 February 1917; discharged to duty, 16 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 98 days.
Marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, 16 May 1917; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 26 June 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, France, 26 June 1917; proceeded to join unit, 16 July 1917; taken on strength of 25th Bn, 18 July 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 25 January 1918.
Found guilty, 2 May 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from 4 pm, 25 April 1918, until 7 pm, 27 April 1918: reduced to the ranks, forfeited 3 days' pay.
Reverted to Private, 3 May 1918.
Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance (pyrexia, unknown origin), 7 May 1918; to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 May 1918; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 May 1918; to England, 11 May 1918; admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Setley, England, 12 May 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 27 May 1918; discharged, 29 May 1918, on furlough until, 12 June 1918, to report to Hurdcott Command Depot; marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 12 June 1918; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 12 September 1918; marched out to Parkhouse, 20 September 1918; taken on strength of Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 20 September 1918; proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone, 28 November 1918; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, France, 29 November 1918; marched out to and taken on strength of 2nd Machine Gun Bn, 1 December 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 4 April 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 23 April 1919; marched out for return to Australia, 9 may 1919; embarked for England, 16 May 1919; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 17 May 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Chemnitz', 7 July 1919; disembarked Sydney for onward travel to Brisbane, 8 September 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 24 October 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BYRNE Michael John|