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Patrick CULHANE

Regimental number6238
Place of birthLimerick, Ireland
Other NamesPatrick Jospeh
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressStawell, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 6.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ellen Culhane, Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentCaulfield, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 11 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Discharge date2 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 11 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 26 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 December 1916.

Admitted to 6th Convalescent Depot, 27 December 1916 (influenza); transferred to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 30 December 1916; to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 25 January 1917; to England, 13 February 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles' for discharge (overage), 4 May 1917; discharged, Melbourne, 2 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Enlisted for Home Service, 6 March 1918. Required to sign a statement: 'I am not a member of the Association known as the Industrial Workers of the World, nor of any Association within the meaning of the Unlawful Associations Act 1916-1917.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, CULHANE Patrick

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