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Patrick DONNELLY

Regimental number3822
Place of birthOmaha, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressTamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 8"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinBrother, John Donnelly, Railway Depot, Dubbo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Discharge date10 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 14 January 1917; disembarked, Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; marched into Perham Downs, 27 March 1917.

Found guilty, 29 August 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from, 26 August 1917, until 12:30 pm, 28 August 1917: forfeited 4 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, 20 November 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 21 November 1917; proceeded to join unit, 23 November 1917; taken on strength of 1st Pioneer Bn, in the Field, 26 November 1917.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance (gas burns: leg), 8 March 1918; to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 8 March 1918; to 17th Ambulance Train, 11 March 1918; to 56th General Hospital, 11 March 1918; to 6th Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 24 March 1918; to 5th Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 3 April 1918; to 13th Convalescent Depot, Trouville, 4 April 1918; to 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 23 April 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, 25 May 1918; proceeded to join unit, 9 June 1918; rejoined Bn, 14 June 1918; detached to Headquarters, 6 July 1918; rejoined Bn, 17 July 1918; transferred to and taken on strength of 8th Bn, 9 September 1918.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Fields Ambulance (wounded right eye), 14 October 1918; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 14 October 1918; rejoined unit, 19 October 1918; on leave to the United Kingdom, 20 November 1918; rejoined unit, 8 December 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 15 May 1919; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, England, 24 May 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 2 September 1919; discharged, Sydney, 10 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DONNELLY Patrick

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