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John DOCKERY

Regimental number2935
Place of birthRoscommon, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlate layer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria Dockery, Tulsk, Roscommon, Ireland
Enlistment date18 November 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date9 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on 'Demosthenes', 23 December 1916.

Admitted to hospital at sea, 31 January 1917; discharged from hospital at sea, 5 February 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917; marched into 11th Training Bn, Durrington, 6 March 1917.

Found guilty at Durrington, 7 June 1917, of neglecting to obey an order in delaying attendance at a medical examination: awarded 14 days' confinement to barracks. Found guilty, 10 July 1917, of being absent without leave, 7.30 pm, 1 July, to 2.30 pm, 9 July 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeited total of 16 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 23 July 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 24 July 1917; marched out to 41st Bn, 8 August 1917, and taken on strength, 10 August 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 October 1917, and transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to 11th General Hospital, Damies, 19 October 1917 (myalgia); to Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 14 October 1917; discharged to 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, 26 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 22 November 1917; granted leave to Paris, 15 February 1918; rejoined unit, 3 March 1918.

Found guilty, 11 March 1918, of being absent without leave, 6.00 am, 24 February, to 8.00 pm, 2 March 1918: forfeited 28 days' pay; forfeited total of 35 days' pay.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 May 1918 (gas attack); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 May 1918; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 June 1918. Embatked Rouen on HS 'Gloucester Castle', 12 June 1918; admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 13 June 1918; granted furlough, 29 June 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 July 1918 (Classified B.1, A.1); marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 10 August 1918. (Classified B.1, A.2)

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 15 September 1918 (Classified B.1, A.4); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 21 September 1918. Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, 16 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ascanius', 9 February 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 March 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane. Discharged Brisbane, 9 May 1919.

MBV.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOCKERY John

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