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Regimental number2578
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressIron Knob, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Mary Flynn, Iron Knob, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Discharge date1 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, in the field, 2 August 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 4 August 1916 (measles); transferred to 7th General Hospital; to England, 17 August 1916, and admitted to Warncliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, 18 August 1916 (acute pneumonia; gun shot wound, face and eye [no details recorded of occasion of wounding]); transferred to Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 September 1916; discharged, 23 September 1916; marched out to No 1 Command Depot (Convalescent), Perham Downs, 23 September 1916.

Reported back to Perham Downs from furlough, 9 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 21 December 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 January 1917 (debility); rejoined Bn, 11 January 1917.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 March 1917 (myalgia); to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 27 March 1917 (rheumatism); to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 30 March 1917; to England, 13 April 1917, and admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital, Brighton, 14 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 17 May 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 1 June 1917.

Married Kate DRURY, spinster, aged 33, The Register Office, Hampstead, 1 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 26 July 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 August 1917.

Detached to 5th Division Pack Transport Troop, 25 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 30 September 1917.

Detached to 5th Division Pack Transport Troop, 9 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 26 October 1917.

On leave, 16 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 8 October 1918.

On leave to England, 19 February 1919; rejoined Bn from leave, 14 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 2 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 10 April 1919, and marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 16 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 1 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 September 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARR John

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