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Regimental number2872
Place of birthDalby, Queensland
SchoolState School, Dalby, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStation hand
AddressCattle Dip, via Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, Fred Callaghan, Cattle Dip, via Dalby, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in Cadets
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 19 April 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary CALLAGHAN, Jimbour Road, Dalby, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6958 Pte Ernest William CALLAGHAN, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, Isolation Camp, Moascar, 25 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 25 September 1916; marched out to Isolation Camp, 26 September 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, 10 October 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 5 November 1916; taken on strength, 13 November 1916.

[no details of service between 13 November 1916 and 19 April 1917].

Killed in action, Palestine, 19 April 1917.

SourcesNAA: B2455, CALLAGHAN Thomas

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