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James DALY

Regimental number2588
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSleeper cutter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, J Daly, Canturk, County Cork, Ireland
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date2 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked, Fremantle, 2 September 1915; en route to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Zeitoun, 21 October 1915; disembarked, Alexandria, Egypt, from Mudros, 3 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation); joined 11th Bn from 8th Reinforcements, Serapeum, 19 March 1916.

Embarked, Alexandria, for France, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound to thighs and arms), 22 July 1916; to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 July 1916; to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 24 July 1916; to England, 26 July 1916; admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Bristol, England, 27 July 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 February 1917; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 5 March 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on boardr HT 'Nestor', for discharge, 22 July 1917; disembarked, Fremantle, 13 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 2 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALY James

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