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Richard Mortimer DOLAN

Regimental number3835
Place of birthFermoy, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBookkeeper
AddressWesterleigh, Moss Vale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, Owen Dolan, Cork Hill, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Irish Volunteers; left the country.
Enlistment date8 August 1916
Place of enlistmentBundaberg, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 13 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Discharge date2 November 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 14 June 1917; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into Training Bn, Fovant, 27 August 1917; appointed acting Corporal, 30 August 1917; reverts to Private, Tidworth, 20 September 1917; appointed acting Corporal, 25 September 1917; promoted to Corporal to complete establishment, 7 November 1917; reverts to ranks, 12 March 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 12 March 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 13 March 1918; marched out to unit, 14 March 1918; taken on strength of 4th Pioneer Bn, 19 March 1918; to Australian Corps Gas School, 24 March 1918; rejoined unit, 12 April 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance (sick), 21 April 1918, rejoined unit, 24 April 1918.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (defective vision), 13 June 1918; to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 14 June 1918; to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 June 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 15 June 1918; transferred to England, 1 July 1918; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, England, 1 July 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Medic' for discharge (defective vision), 1 July 1918; disembarked, Sydney for Brisbane, 9 October 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 2 November 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOLAN Richard Mortimer

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