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George CALLAGHAN

Regimental number1332
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressYass Junction, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMichael Callaghan, Burrinjuck via Goondah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 November 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1359
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date10 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit: slight deafness, left ear), Sydney, 10 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 10/5/23'.
Date of death8 October 1924
Age at death34
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (R.C. 10, 1383), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CALLAGHAN George

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