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William Francis CRONIN

Regimental number9313
Place of birthClonwell, Co Tipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor driver
Address217 Rose Street, Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs M Brosnan, 217 Rose Street, Darlington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDermatological Hospital Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/69/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Discharge date15 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Proceeded to Miscellaneous Reinforcement, Zeitoun, 23 March 1916.

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 1 April 1916 (neurasthenia); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis (date not recorded); to Montasa, 19 April 1916; to 17th General Hospital, 1 May 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 2 May 1916. discharged to Heliopolis Police Barracks under escort, 14 May 1916; admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 16 May 1916. transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 May 1916 (debility).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Karoola', 5 July 1916; disembarked Sydney; discharged (medically unfit): neurasthenia), 15 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CRONIN William Francis

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