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Patrick BYRNE

Regimental number2525
Place of birthClonegal, Co Wicklow, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNative Rose Hotel, Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 11.25"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Byrne, Newryupper, Conigal, Co Wicklow, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date24 April 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 19th Training Bn, 10 January 1917; marched in to Hurdcott Command Depot, 17 January 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 3 May 1917; marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 4 May 1917; marched out to Front, 21 May 1917; taken on strength of 38th Bn, 22 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 June 1917; admitted to Field Ambulance and discharged to rejoin unit, 2 June 1917.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 August 1817 (sprained toe); discharged and rejoined unit, 30 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 4 October 1917; admitted to St John's Ambulance, 5 October 1917 (gun shot wound to leg); transferred to England, 8 October 1917; admitted to General Military Hospital, Colchester, England, 9 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 October 1917; discharged from hospital and marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 27 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', from London, 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918; discharged, 24 April 1918.

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

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