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Michael DILLON

Regimental number3809
Place of birthKilrush, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address96 Richardson Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinBrother, T Dillon, 96 Richardson Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollMachine Gun Battalion Details
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Discharge date7 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, 22 December 1915; allotted to and proceeded to join 52nd Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound: back, arm), 15 August 1916; to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1916; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 August 1916; to Convalescent Depot, 11 September 1916; discharged to 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 September 1916; rejoined unit, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance (contusions), 26 October 1916; to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 October 1916; to 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, 28 October 1916; to England, 2 November 1916; admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, England, 3 November 1916; to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 8 December 1916; discharged to Wareham, 12 December 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 19 September 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 20 September 1917; proceeded to join unit, 28 September 1917; taken on strength of 52nd Bn, 20 September 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 November 1917.

Admitted to 9th General Hospital (gun shot wound: head), 26 April 1918; to England, 28 April 1918; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, England, 29 April 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 24 May 1918; discharged to Hurdcott Command Depot, 29 May 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 24 June 1918; transferred to and taken on strength of 42nd Bn, 29 June 1918; transferred to Base Details, Parkhouse, 1 July 1918.

Found guilty, 28 August 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from midnight, 20 August 1918, until, 11 pm, 21 August 1918: reverted to sub grade; forfeits 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 12 September 1918; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camiers, 14 September 1918.

Admitted to 20th General Hospital (injured right knee), 4 October 1918; to 20th General Hospital, 21 October 1918; to England, 22 October 1918; admitted to Barnett War Hospital, England, 22 October 1918; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 December 1918; discharged, 22 January 1919, and granted furlough; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 5 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Czar' from Liverpool, 24 March 1919; disembarked, Fremantle, 7 May 1915; discharged, Perth, 7 July 1919.

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

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