John Henry DALY

Regimental number637
Place of birthBallydehob, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helina Daly, Lissencreagh, Balleydehob, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Irish Constabulary, Ireland; resigned.
Enlistment date7 August 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 12, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Discharge date23 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 11 May 1917; disembarked, Devonport, England, 20 July 1917; joined 12th Training Bn, Codford, 20 July 1917; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 22 October 1917; absent without leave, 28 December 1917; returned from absence without leave (produced medical certificate), 6 January 1918; transferred to Australian Army Medical Corps, Parkhouse, 9 January 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton to reinforce the Australian Army Medical Corps, 19 January 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 20 January 1918; transferred to 3rd Divisional Train from Australian Army Medical Corps, Havre, 2 March 1918; taken on strength of 870th Company, Field, 20 March 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance (orchitis), 21 March 1918; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Wisques, 22 March 1918; to 9th Canadian Stationary Hospital, 24 March 1918; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 8 April 1918; to No. 5 Rest Camp, 14 April 1918; marched into Australian Service Corps Base Depot, Havre, 18 April 1918; marched out to unit, 30 April 1918; rejoined unit from Hospital, 6 May 1918; detached to 868th Company, 2 June 1918.

Admitted to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station (epididynitis), 6 June 1918; to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 12 June 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 20 June 1918; discharged to base, 28 June 1918; marched into Australian Service Corpse, Havre, 28 June 1918; marched out to unit, 4 July 1918; rejoined unit from Hospital, 6 July 1918.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance (influenza), 9 July 1918; discharged to duty and rejoined unit, 12 July 1918.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance (epididymitis), 17 July 1918; to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 July 1918; to 1st General Hospital, Etritat, 20 July 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 10 August 1918; still a patient, 29 September 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, 3 October 1918.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital (tonsillitis), Havre, 7 October 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, 12 October 1918; to Base Depot, 15 October 1918; marched out to England, 3 December 1918; disembarked, Southampton, England, and proceeded to Weymouth Command Depot, England, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 20 February 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 23 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALY John Henry