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Bernard James DOHERTY

Regimental number2400
Place of birthWee Waa, New South Wales
SchoolWee Waa Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressWaverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Josephine Doherty, 152 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter offering his services three times for the AIF on each occasion being rejected. He underwent an operation for varicose veins at his own expense at the coast hospital which made him an invalid for eight weeks. Then offering himself again he was accepted, and allowed to proceed to France. (Mother)
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Place of death or woundingDied in London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England.
Age at death26
Family/military connectionsCousin Harley Doherty served.

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