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Michael DEEVY

Regimental number3059
Place of birthCastlecomer, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 9"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Deevy, 88 Constance Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date27 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Itonius', 30 December 1915.

Joined 47th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Found guilty, 25 August 1916, of (1) drunkenness, (2) being absent without leave, 1.30 pm, 23 August, to 7.30 pm, 23 August 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 1 days' pay; forfeited total of 8 days' pay.

Admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 1 September 1916 (gun shot wound, face); transferred to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, 3 September 1916. Embarked Boulogne on HS 'Jan Breydel', 5 September 1916, and admitted to Military Hospital, Chatham; discharged on furlough, 26 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs.

Proceeded to France from 12th Training Bn, 15 November 1916; taken on strength of 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 November 1916; rejoined 47th Bn in the field, 9 December 1916. Transferred to 4th Division Salvage Company and taken on strength, 16 January 1917; promoted to Corporal, 25 September 1917.

Found guilty, 5 October 1917, of being absent without leave from Reville, 1 October, to Tattoo Roll Call, 3 October 1917: forfeits 7 days' pay; forfeited total of 10 days' pay; proceeded to England on leave, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 6 March 1918; detached to 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, 6 May 1918; rejoined 4th Salvage Company, 18 June 1918; detached for duty with War Records Sub-Section, La Molte-en-Santerre, 13 August 1918; rejoined 4th Salvage Company, 20 September 1918; proceeded to England on leave, 22 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 October 1918; moved out from field, 21 January 1919; marched into Australian General Base Depot, 27 January 1919, and proceeded to England; disembarked Weymouth, 28 January 1919; marched into Overseas Training Bn, 29 January 1919.

Embarked Devonport on HT 'Armagh' for return to Australia, 5 April 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 18 May 1919. Discharged Brisbane, 27 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DEEVY Michael

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