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James Thomas DONNELLY

Regimental number1025
Place of birthColorado, USA
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address107 Upper Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 4.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Donnelly, Esplanade East, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date20 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 17 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 20 July 1916. Taken on strength, 11th Training Bn, 7 August 1916. Found guilty of being absent without leave, 22-26 August 1916: awarded 25 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 5 days' pay, and forfeited a total of 33 days' pay.

Page(s) of Form B.103 dealing with September 1916-end December 1917 missing from dossier.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 January 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined Bn, 26 January 1918. Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station, 23 March 1918 (sprained ankle); transferred to 35th General Hospital, Calais, 31 March 1918; to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 4 April 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 10 April 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 20 April 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 May 1918.

Admitted to 6th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 May 1918; transferred to 4th General Hospital, 20 May 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 20 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 August 1918. (Details of condition illegible on record.)

Granted English leave, 29 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 1 October 1918. Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 October 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 23 October 1918; rejoined unit, 24 October 1918.

On leave to Dunkirk, 27 February 1919; rejoined Bn, 2 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 2 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 20 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged, 20 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 August 1953
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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