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Francis James DOHERTY

Regimental number2359
Place of birthLondonderry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Erimus', Russell Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.5"
Weight169 lbs
Next of kinBrother, D Doherty, 29 Rossville Street, Londonderry, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 13 years in the Royal Navy.
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollRSM
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Discharge date10 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 14 July 1915; (no disembarkation details); joined Reinforcements, Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 November 1915; appointed Lance Corporal, 17 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 29 December 1915; to be Sergeant, Tel-el-Kabir, 20 January 1916; to be Company Sergeant Major, Serapeum, 3 March 1916; proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 March 1916.

Wounded in action, when evacuating wounded, 19 December 1916; admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 20 December 1916 (gun shot wound to face and neck); transferred to England, 26 January 1917; admitted to 4th Southern General Hospital, England, 27 January 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 21 May 1917; on leave, 26 May 1917.

Awarded Military Cross, 3 June 1917; reported to Hurdcott Command Depot, 11 June 1917; classified 'B1A2', 12 June 1917; marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot, 28 July 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 20 August 1917; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 21 August 1917; marched out to join unit, 24 August 1917; rejoined 4th Bn in the field, 27 August 1917.

Wounded in action and admitted to 17th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 October 1917 (shrapnel wound to face); transferred to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 5 October 1917; to England, 20 October 1917; admitted to 2nd London General Hospital, Chelsea, England, 20 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 9 November 1917.

On leave, 23 November to 17 December 1917; reported to Hurdcott Command Depot, 17 December 1917; marched in to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 5 September 1918; marched out to London Headquarters, 7 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 11 January 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 February 1919; discharged, 10 May 1919.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOHERTY Francis James

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