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Daniel Patrick CALLAGHAN

Regimental number5955
Place of birthBelfast, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
AddressNorth Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Everest, Peters Street, Kalka, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date4 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Brisbane, 21 October 1916.

Admitted to Ship Hospital (venereal disease), at Sea, 25 October 1916; discharged, 3 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 10 days; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917.

Found guilty, 24 February 1917, of (1) when in lawful custody escaping about 3 pm, 17 February 1917, and remaining absent until 8 pm, 18 February 1917: awarded 14 days' detention; total forfeiture of 30 days' pay.

Transferred to AASC, Parkhouse, from 26th Bn, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 5th Divisional Supply Column; 14 June 1917; to be driver (MT), 16 June 1917; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 20 June 1917; disembarked, Havre, France, 21 June 1917; transferred to 4th Australian Divisional Supply Column, 29 September 1917; taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Supply Column, Rouen, 20 October 1917; detached to 5th Australian Divisional Supply Column, 26 October 1917; returned from detachment, 14 December 1917; taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Motor Transport Company on transfer from 4th Australian Divisional Supply Column, 12 March 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 27 August 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 12 September 1918; marched out to Australian General Base Depot, 1 January 1919; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 6 January 1919; marched out to England, 13 January 1919; disembarked, Southampton, England, to report to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 14 January 1919.

Admitted to General Hospital (influenza), Sutton Veny, 30 January 1919; discharged to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 17 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1919.

Admitted to Ship Hospital (sick), at Sea, 15 May 1919; disembarked, Brisbane, 18 May 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 4 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALLAGHAN Daniel Patrick

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