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Michael DOHERTY

Regimental number3447
Place of birthCastlefinn, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Doherty, Caneskanaslane, Castlefinn, Co Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentGeraldton, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919
Discharge date17 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1916; remained at duty.

Missing in action, Reincourt, 11 April 1917; subsequently reported as prisoner of war; interned Limburg.

Repatriated from Germany; arrived in England, 14 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Ascanius', 24 March 1919; disembarked Western Australia, 17 March 1919; discharged, 17 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOHERTY Michael

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