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Regimental number6781
Place of birthParsons Town, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWharf Labourer
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinSister, Miss Lizzie Dooley, South Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date11 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Melbourne, 21 June 1917; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 26 August 1917; marched into 5th Training Bn, 27 August 1918; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 2 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises' for discharge (senility), 1 November 1917; disembarked, Melbourne thence by rail to Sydney, 3 January 1918; discharged, Sydney, 11 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOOLEY John

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