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Martin Henry COMERFORD

Regimental number1886
Date of birth16 December 1874
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressFingal, Killeymore, Wondai
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 9"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rilla Constance Comerford, Fingal, Killeymore, Wondai
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Remount Unit 2, Squadron 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number28/3/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 10 November 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Promoted Corporal 4 May 1916. Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 June 1916 (dysentery); transferred to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah (diarrhoea, haemorrhoids); to 3AGH, 4 July 1916; to BRCCH, 26 July 1916; rejoined unit, 27 July 1916.

Detached to Australian Army Service Corps, Moascar, 5 February 1917, and marched out to Depot Unit of Supply. Detached for duty with and taken on strength of Headquarters, Australian Army Service Corps, Anzac Mounted Division, 24 June 1917.

Admittede to 6th Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 4 August 1917 (piles); transferred to Cairo, 10 August 1917, and admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, 11 September 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 24 September 1917; rejoined unit, 10 October 1917.

Attached for duty to 2nd Divisional Train, 10 January 1918. Admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, 11 November 1918 (carbuncle, neck); transferred to 44th Stationary Hospital, 20 November 1918; to 14th Stationary Hospital Port Said, 21 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Aeneas', 1 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 5 February 1919, and proceeded to Broadmeadows to await first available transport to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 18 April 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 October 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, COMERFORD Martin Henry

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