|Place of birth||Tipperary, Ireland|
|Address||James Street, Ravenswood, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss N Byrne, James Street, Ravenswood, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served in the 56th Southern, Royal Garrison Artillery.|
|Place of enlistment||Townsville, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, H Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked for Active Service, 24 September 1914.
Wounded (gun shot wound, shoulder, leg), Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, 8 May 1915; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Zeitoun, Egypt, 9 June 1915; to 2nd General Hospital, Genjira, 15 July 1915; to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 4 August 1915; transferred to 'Euripides' for Australia, 27 July 1915; embarked, Suez, for Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 29 August 1915; disembarked, Australia, 1 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 10 December 1915.
Re-enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force, 18 April 1916; embarked, Sydney, 5 June 1916, as 1221 Sergeant, 42nd Bn, 'B' Company, on board HMAT 'Borda'; disembarked, Southampton, 23 July 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916; promoted to Company Sergeant Major, 23 December 1916; promoted to Lieutenant, 17 January 1917.
Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance (mumps), 26 January 1917; to Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 26 January 1917; to 28th Ambulance Train, 1 February 1917; to 14th Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 2 February 1917; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 16 February 1917; granted 14 days' sick leave to England, 17 February 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 7 March 1917.
Admitted to 24th General Hospital (sick), 18 March 1917; discharged to duty, 30 March 1917.
Admitted to 24th General Hospital (slight neurasthenia), Etaples, 19 April 1917; to England, 22 April 1917; admitted to 4th London General Hospital, 22 April 1917; discharged to Perham Downs Command Depot, 31 May 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne for on ward travel to Brisbane, 21 November 1917; discharged, Brisbane, 13 December 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BYRNE William James|