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Patrick Anthony DELANEY

Regimental number2470
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTaylor Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 3.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs F Down, 1 Taylor Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years 9 months in the Connaught Rangers, British Army.
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Patrick Anthony Delaney on NR
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Collingwood, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Anzac, Gallipoli, 13 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Serapeum, 24 February 1916.

Admitted to hospital, Ferry Post, 30 March 1916; discharged, 1 April 1916 (no further details recorded).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 910202: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DELANEY Patrick Anthony
Red Cross File No 910202

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