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Bartholomew DORGAN

Regimental number2396
Place of birthKandurk, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationContractor
AddressTrayning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr Patrick Dorgan, Trayning, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Discharge date22 January 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Fremantle, 20 September 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 15 November 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 28 December 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 29 December 1916; taken on strength of 51st Bn, in the Field, 1 January 1917.

Admitted to 9th Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound: right arm), 8 April 1917; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 9 April 1917; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 10 April 1917; to 11th Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 4 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 28 May 1917; proceeded to join unit, 1 June 1917; rejoined unit, in the Field, 6 June 1917; on leave to England, 14 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 2 February 1918.

Admitted to Canadian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound: right thigh), 24 April 1918; to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 April 1918; to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 26 April 1918; to England, 27 April 1918; admitted to Richmond Military Hospital, Surrey, England, 28 April 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 29 May 1918; discharged, 31 May 1918, on furlough until, 14 June 1918, to report to Sutton Veny Command Depot; marched into Sutton Veny Command Depot, 15 June 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 28 June 1918; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 24 July 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 26 July 1918; proceeded to join unit, 28 July 1918; rejoined unit, in the Field, 1 August 1918.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance (gun shot wound: left arm), 15 September 1918; to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 15 September 1918; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 18 September 1918; to England, 21 September 1918; Admitted to General Hospital, Cosham, 22 September 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 November 1918; discharged, 27 December 1918; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 27 December 1918; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 18 January 1919; disembarked, Fremantle, 24 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 22 January 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DORGAN Bartholomew

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