|Place of birth||Galway, Ireland|
|Address||162 Dowlett Street, East Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Aunt, Delia Massina, 10 Grey Street, East Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 9 years in the British Army.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 5th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 22 February 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 25 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916; with unit, 6 January 1917; transferred to, and taken on strength of, 1st Anzac Corps Salvage Section, 10 January 1917; taken on strength of 1st Australian Division Salvage Company, 14 April 1917.
Found guilty, 1 July 1917, of being absent without leave from 9:30 pm, 20 June to 10:15 pm, 21 June 1917: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 16 days' pay.
On leave to United Kingdom, 2 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 15 September 1917; marched out to unit, 27 September 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance and transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 4 November 1917 (PUO); to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 5 November 1917; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 25 November 1917; marched out to Rest Camp, 26 November 1917.
Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 29 November 1917.
Admitted to General Hospital, 4 December 1917 (stricture); transferred to No 4 Convalescent Depot, 3 January 1917.
Found guilty, 14 January 1918, of (1) returning to Camp drunk at 8:15 pm and (2) being in possession of a bottle of alcohol: awarded forfeiture of 21 days' pay.
Marched in to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 15 January 1918; marched out to England, 18 January 1918; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, England, 19 January 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 14 February 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kenilworth Castle', 12 March 1918; disembarked Perth, 15 May 1918; discharged, 4 July 1918 (medically unfit: stricture and premature senility).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British war Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DELANEY Richard|