|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Nicol Street, Yarram Yarram, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||43|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Sarah Winifred Counahan, Nicol Street, Yarram Yarram, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916; proceeded over seas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength of 22nd Bn, 18 December 1916; attached to 6th Light Trench Mortar Battery from 22nd Bn, 2 March 1917.
Admitted to hospital, 6 April 1917 (rheumatism); to Rouen Hospital, 25 April 1917; to Australian General Hospital, Roulles, 21 May 1917 (thrombosis of veins); to 'Grantully Castle', 21 June 1917; admitted to 6th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, England, 22 June 1917; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 August 1917; to Weymouth Hospital, 22 August 1917.
Commenced return to Australia on board the H.T. 'Borda' from London, 26 September 1917; disembarked, 21 November 1917; discharged, 28 December 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalMedals returned, 10 May 1923.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, COUNAHAN William Francis|