|Place of birth||Donegal, Ireland|
|Address||Pass Book No 58342, Commonwealth Bank, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Cousin, Jane Murphy, 156 Mann Street, Liverpool, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Gunner|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Field Artillery Brigade|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Bus House Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 14), Voormezeele, Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Demosthenes', 29 December 1915.
Allotted to 14th Bn, Zeitoun, and taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir, 4 March 1916. Transferred to 12th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel-el-Kebir, and taken on strength, 16 March 1916; posted to Brigade Headquarters, 16 March 1916.
Admitted to No 1 Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 8 April 1916; discharged to duty, 15 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria on 'Ionian' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 15 June 1916; taken on strength of 4th Divisional Ammunition Column, 26 June 1916. Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength, 25 July 1916; posted to 41st Battery, 25 July 1916.
Found guilty in the field, 12 August 1916, of being absent from 9.00 am parade: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2. Found guilty in the field, 8 November 1916, of being absent without leave, 9.00 am, 5 November, to 6.00 am, 6 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeits total of 1 day's pay. Found guilty in the field, 28 November 1916, of drunkenness whilst on active service, 26 November 1916: forfeits 28 days' pay. Found guilty at Field General Court Martial, 24 December 1916, of absenting himself whilst on active service, 2.15 pm, 9 December, to 9.00 am, 10 December 1916: awarded 60 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 75 days' pay.
Sick to hospital, 29 January 1916; admitted to SMD Station, 30 January 1916 (ulcers, heel); transferred to Ambulance Train, 31 January 1916; admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 1 February 1917; discharged to Base Details, 20 March 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 22 March 1917.
Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers, 25 March 1917 (wound to head, accident); transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 19 April 1917; transferred to Base Details, Etaples, 21 April 1917 (classified A); admitted to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 25 April 1917; marched into Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 20 May 1917; marched out to field, 2 June 1917. Transferred to 4th Divisional Ammunition Column and taken on strength, 4 June 1917. Transferred to 11th Field Artillery Brigade and taken on strength, Belgium, 8 June 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 24 July 1917.MBV.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CARNEY Peter|