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Patrick CASEY

Regimental number1043
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
Addressc/o Miss Smith, St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Monaghan, 16 Zinc Street, Cardiff, Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Royal Engineers (MIlitia), wales.
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 March 1916
Discharge date20 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Adelaide on HMAT 'Ascanius', 20 October 1914.

Embarked Alexandria on 'Ionian' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Promoted to rank of Corporal, 29 June 1915.

Found guilty at Imbros, 14 July 1915, of being absent without leave, 11 July 1915: forfeits 1 day's pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Embarked HS 'Scotial' and proceeded to Egypt, 16 August 1916; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 25 August 1916; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Convalescent Depot, Cairo, 25 August 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, Lemnos, 17 December 1915, of being absent without leave while on active service, 6 December, to 3.00 pm, 11 December 1915: reduced to the ranks as finding; disembarked Alexandria from 'Seang Bee', 29 December 1915; posted as deserter, Serapeum, 11 March 1916; rejoined unit from details, Serapeum, 13 March 1916.

Found guilty, 13 March 1916, of being absent without leave, 4 January, to 13 March 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited 10 days' pay; to be returned to Australia as undesirable, 18 March 1916.

Embarked Suez on 'Demosthenes' and commenced return to Australia, 19 March 1916; arrived Melbourne, 19 April 1916. Discharged Adelaide, 20 April 1916 (undesirable).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 June 1924
Age at death34
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (7 East 8), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CASEY Patrick

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