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Francis CASEY

Regimental number6548
Place of birthKillarney, Co Kerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCooper
AddressBiboohra, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinBrother, James Casey, Royal Marine, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years and 186 days, Royal Engineers.
Enlistment date29 July 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date10 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Boonah', 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 10 January 1917; marched into 3rd Training Bn, Durrington, and taken on strength, 11 January 1917. Proceeded overseas to France through Folkestone, 14 May 1917; marched into 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 15 May 1917; moved out, 27 May 1917; marched into 9th Bn and taken on strength, 28 May 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 21 November 1917, and transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne (pleurisy). Proceeded to England on HS 'Jan Breydel', 5 December 1917, and admitted to Tranmere Military Hospital, Birkenhead (lobar pneumonia); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 30 January 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 February 1918; moved into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HS 'Suevic', 21 April 1918. Discharged as being medically unfit for service, Brisbane, 10 July 1918 (premature senility).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CASEY Francis

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