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Thomas Patrick DOHERTY

Regimental number6980
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGeneral Washington Hotel, Stockton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Mrs T Kavanagh, 6 First Avenue, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Discharge date20 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked, Devonport, England, 30 January 1917; marched into Larkhill Training Barracks, 30 January 1917.

found guilty, 19 February 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from midnight, 15 February 1917, until 7:30 pm, 19 February 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2; forfeits 10 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 22 May 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, France, 23 May 1917; marched out to unit, 8 June 1917; joined 4th Bn, 11 June 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance (sprained ankle), 24 September 1917; to 1st Divisional Rest Station, 10 October 1917; to 24th General Hospital, Etaples, 11 October 1917; invalided to England, 16 October 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, London, 17 October 1917; discharged, 31 October 1917, on furlough to report to Hurdcott Command Depot; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 16 November 1917; marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 28 November 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 26 March 1918; marched out to Hurdcott Command Depot, 31 May 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 28 June 1918.

Admitted to Group Hospital (influenza), 20 July 1918; discharged, 5 August 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 29 August 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 1 September 1918; marched out to unit, 3 September 1918; rejoined unit, 5 September 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance (gassed shell), 11 September 1918; to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 11 September 1918; to 19th Ambulance Train, 15 September 1918; to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 16 September 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 19 September 1918; marched out to England, 1 October 1918; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, England, from France, 2 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika' for discharge (premature senility, debility), 8 November 1918; disembarked, Melbourne for Sydney, 29 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 20 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOHERTY Thomas Patrick

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