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Patrick John CONLON

Regimental number2866
Place of birthWaterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Benedict's (Marist Brothers), Abercrombie Street, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSheet metalworker
Address86 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, P. Conlon, 86 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm Depot, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather fought in the Crimean War (details from mother of soldier).
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, nr Heilly, France
Date of death4 July 1918
Age at death20
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched out of 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 56th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

On Command at School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 4 March 1916; rejoined unit, 26 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Detached to Wireless School, 9 February 1917; rejoined unit, 13 February 1917.

Detached for duty with 5th Australian Divisional Signal Company, 1 April 1917; transferred to 5th Australian Divisional Signal Company, 1 April 1917; taken on strength of 5th Australian Divisional Signal Company as a Power Buzzer, 1 April 1917.

On leave to England, 30 July 1917; rejoined unit, 13 August 1917.

Accidentally injured, 26 February 1918; admitted to No 15 Australian Field Ambulance, 26 February 1918 (crushed foot); transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 26 February 1918; to No 17 Ambulance Train, 28 February 1918; to No 53 General Hospital, 28 February 1918; casualty classified as accidentally injured, 3 April 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Bologne, 24 April 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 28 April 1918; discharged, 8 June 1918, and marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 12 June 1918; rejoined 5th Australian Divisional Signal Company, 20 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Stated as buried by Stretcher Bearers, no date stated.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CONLON Patrick John

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