Regimental number1846
Place of birthDonegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPass Book No 58342, Commonwealth Bank, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 6"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Jane Murphy, 156 Mann Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 24 July 1917
Place of burialBus House Cemetery (Row F, Grave No. 14), Voormezeele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

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.

SourcesNAA: B2455, CARNEY Peter