Jeremiah DOHERTY

Regimental number2267
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Frank Diamond, Grafton Street, North Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Discharge date1 May 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 4 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 29 October 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 21 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 22 December 1916; marched out to unit, 6 February 1917; taken on strength of 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance (rheumatism), 8 May 1917; to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1917; rejoined unit from Hospital, 31 May 1917; detached to 5th Divisional Headquarters, 7 October 1917.

Admitted 69th Field Ambulance (gassed), 17 October 1917; to 11th Casualty Clearing Station, 17th October 1917; to 18th General Hospital, Camiers, 18 October 1917; to England, 20 October 1917; admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, England, 20 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 November 1917; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 14 November 1917; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin' for discharge (gas poisoning and advanced age), 11 January 1918; disembarked for Sydney, 4 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 1 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOHERTY Jeremiah