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Jack CLANCY

Regimental number4087
Place of birthKilrush, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressJames Bant, Camperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 3"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, Timothy Clancy, West Texas, Canada
Previous military serviceServed for 10 months in the Militia, Limerick, Ireland.
Enlistment date7 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 October 1918
Discharge date2 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked for overseas service, 7 March 1916.

Found guilty at Perham Downs, 15 July 1916, of (1) drunkenness, (2) urinating in hut: awarded 7 days' detention; forfeited total of 7 days' pay; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 19 September 1916.

Found guilty at Etaples, 20 September 1916, of being absent without leave, 2.00 pm, 17 September, to 6.00 pm, 17 September 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 1; forfeited total of 14 days' pay; moved into the field, 3 October 1916; taken on strength of 21st Bn, 3 October 1916.

Admitted to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 December 1916; transferred to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 29 December 1916 (dysentry). Embarked Rouen on HS 'Aberdourair' and proceeded to England, 10 January 1917; admitted to University War Hospital, North Milton, 21 January 1917; transferred to Barton-on-Sea Hospital, 27 March 1917.

Found guilty at Barton-on-Sea, 28 April 1917, of quitting picquet without permission, and (2) being drunk whilst on picquet, 9.00 pm: awarded 28 days' detention. Transferred to Mont Dore Military Hospital, Bournemouth, 1 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 7 May 1917.

Found guilty at Perham Downs, 22 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 3.30 pm, 22 May, to 7.30 pm, 25 May 1917: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 8 days' pay. Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 May 1917; marched into Overseas Training Depot, 7 June 1917. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 5 July 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 6 July 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 31 July 1917; proceeded on leave to England, 15 March 1918.

Found guilty in Dublin, 22 March 1918, of drunkenness, 3.30 pm, 20 March 1918: awarded fine of 5 days' pay; rejoined unit from leave, 1 April 1918; reported absent without leave, 4 April 1918; arrested at Allonville, 19 April 1918; remanded for court martial whilst case is investigated, 8 March 1918.

Found guilty be Field General Court Martial, 27 May 1918, of (1) being absent without leave, 7.00 pm, 4 April, to 10.00 am, 19 April 1918, and (2) being absent without leave, 7.00 pm, 23 April, to 11.30 am, 3 May 1918: sentenced to 90 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 143 days' pay.

Admitted to 13th United States General Hospital, 3 June 1918 (dilated action heart); transferred to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 15 June 1918; injured accidentally, 1 August 1918; admitted to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 2 August 1918 (accidental concussion). Embarked Havre on HS 'Guildford Castle' and proceeded to England, 17 August 1918; admitted to 1st General Hospital, Cornwell, 18 August 1918 (gun shot wound, head); transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 24 August 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Borda', 20 October 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 15 December 1918, for overland travel to 3rd Military District. Discharged on account of being unfit for continued service, 2 March 1919 (neurasthenia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLANCY Jack

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