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Patrick CONLON

Regimental number4705
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBerry Street, Spring Hill, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 4.25"5
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Theresa Conlon, c/o Mrs B J Stewart, Stanthorpe, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 13 months in South Africa.
Enlistment date13 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 12 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date19 August 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Found guilty, at sea, of drunkenness, 16 April 1916: fined 10/-. Found guilty, at sea, 8 May 1916, of leaving the ship without permission, and being absent without leave: awarded 72 hours' detention, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 15 August 1916 (defective vision); discharged to 7th Training Bn, 28 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, in the field, 2 May 1917.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 17 November 1917 (debility); transferred same day to 2nd Australian Division Rest Station; discharged to duty and rejoined Bn, 25 November 1917.

Admitted to 16th Australian Field Ambulance, 14 January 1918 (failing eyesight); rejoined Bn, 20 January 1918.

On leave to England, 2 February 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 18 February 1918.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 February 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 5 May 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 74 days.

Transferred to England, 22 May 1918 (age and rheumatism); marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 August 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit: rheumatism), 19 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONLON Patrick

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