|Place of birth||Clonmacnoise, Birr, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, William Dolan, PO, Belmont, Imperial County, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Geelong, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||14th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||14th Battalion|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DOLAN Patrick|