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John Weldon CREAGHE

Regimental number800
Place of birthBlackrock, Dublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Addressc/o Rothwells Ltd., Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 11"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMrs Alice Creagh, 122 Bishops Mansions, Bishops Park Road, London, Sw., England
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the British South Africa Police.
Enlistment date26 December 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A53 Itria on 9 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
FateDischarged 12 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 29 July 1915.

Wounded in action6 August 1915 (shrapnel wound); discharged Alexandria from HS 'Gloucester Castle', 10 August 1915, and admitted to 15th General Hospital; discharged to Convalescent Depot, Mustapha, 1 September 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 28 September 1915.

Sick to hospital, Gallipoli, 1 December 1915; admitted to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 8 December 1915 (rheumatism); transferred to Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Camp, 10 December 1915 (frost bite); rejoined unit, Maadi, 14 January 1916.

Attached to Remount Depot, Belbeis, 13 June 1916. Detached to Camel Corps School of Instruction, 27 November 1916.

Discharged from the AIF for the purpose of taking up a Commission in the Egyptian Camel Transport Corps Remount Depot, 12 March 1917. To be 2nd Lieutenant Temporary on probation, General List, (Imperial) Regular Forces.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Subsequently served as Lieutenant, Somerset Light Infantry.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CREAGHE John Weldon

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