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Edwin James DOHERTY

Regimental number1627
Date of birth6 December 1884
Place of birthCardiff, Wales
SchoolAldershot Public School, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCutler
Address87 Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinChild; Wife, Miss Ellen Lilian Jessie Doherty, State Children's Department, Adelaide, SA ; also Mrs Albina Kate Doherty, c/o Mrs West, 4 Wright Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Marines Light Infantry; time expired.
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1629
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Edward James Doherty on NR
Discharge date6 August 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915 (gun shot wound, right thigh), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance; transferred same day to No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to HS 'Glenart Castle, 8 December 1915; admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 December 1915; discharged to Overseas Base for duty, 20 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Ismailia, 5 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 15 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Apointed Lance Corporal, Belgium, 29 September 1916.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, France, 9 November 1916 (otitis media), and transferred same day to 36th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 10 November 1916, and admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, 11 November 1916; discharged to duty, 16 November 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, for Medical Board (deafness), 27 November 1916; transferred to England, 28 November 1916; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 8 December 1916. Discharged on furlough, 24 January 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 2 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: otitits media), Adelaide, 6 August 1917.

Total war service: 2 years 87 days (of which 2 years 33 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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