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Patrick DOLAN

Regimental number1735
Place of birthClonmacnoise, Birr, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Dolan, PO, Belmont, Imperial County, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 29 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date1 April 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Shropshire', 20 March 1915; disembarked Egypt, 17 April 1915. Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli, 5 June 1915 (influenza); disembarked Malta and admitted to hospital, 9 June 1915; transferred to St.George's Hospital, Malta, 6 July 1915.

Embarked HMT 'Asconian' for Gallipoli, 2 August 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 18 August 1915 (rheumatism). Embarked HMT 'Ulysses' and proceeded to Egypt, 19 August 1915; transferred from No 2 Hospital, Ghezirah, to Alexandria Base Hospital, 25 August 1915; to Mena House Hospital, Cairo, 31 August 1915; to British Red Cross Convalescent Hospital, Montazah, 3 September 1915; marched into Overseas Base, Mustapha, 28 October 1918.

Embarked HMT 'Transylvania' and proceeded to Gallipoli, 3 November 1915; rejoined unit from hospital, 9 November 1915.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 December 1915 (influenza); discharged to unit, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from HMT 'Cardiganshire', 1 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, Tel-el-Kebir, 11 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, 16 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT 'Transylvania' and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 28 August 1916 (gun shot wound, wrist). Embarked Havre on HS 'Salta' and proceeded to England, 1 September 1916; admitted to Richmond Hospital, London, 3 September 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 September 1916; proceeded on furlough, 21 September 1916.

Proceeded to France on SS 'Arundel' from 4th Training Battalion, 12 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 13 December 1916; rejoined unit in the field, 21 December 1916.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 April 1917 (shrapnel wound, right arm); transferred to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1917. Embarked Havre on HS 'Lydia' and proceeded to England for treatment, 18 April 1917; admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 19 April 1917; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 16 May 1917. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 June 1917.

Found guilty at Weymouth, 19 June 1917, of being absent without leave, 6.00 pm, 31 May, to 12.50 am, 16 June 1917: awarded 7 days' confinement to barracks; forfeited total of 17 days' pay; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 June 1917; moved out to Overseas Training Depot, Perham Downs, 3 July 1917.

Proceeded to France through Southampton, 26 July 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 27 July 1917; moved into the field, 12 August 1917, and rejoined unit from hospital, 14 August 1917.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 September 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station, 5 September 1917; transferred to Ambulance Train '17', 7 September 1917, and admitted to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers. Proceeded to England on HS 'St. David', 13 September 1917; admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 14 September 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 25 September 1917; discharged on furlough, 26 September 1917, to report to Weymouth, 10 October 1917.

Declared illegal absentee by Court of Inquiry held at Weymouth, 9 November 1917. Discharged from Australian Imperial Force in consequence of desertion, 1 April 1920.

Medals: Not Eligible
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOLAN Patrick

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