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Walter Edward DORGAN

Regimental number5573
Date of birth10 October 1895
Place of birthPortarlington, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas Dorgan, Eureka Hotel, Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Discharge date7 November 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 11 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from 6th Training Bn, 4 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 March 1917 (gun shot wound, right leg), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound face; compound fracture, right leg), and transferred to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 11 March 1917, and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen; transfererd to England, 19 March 1917, and admitted to Southwark Military Hospital, 20 March 1917 (leg wound: severe); transferred to Dulwich Military Hospital, 28 March 1917; to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 14 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 7 November 1917.

Also served in World War II: enlisted 22 August 1940; discharged, 17 March 1943, as V5582 Private, 12th Garrison Bn.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DORGAN Walter Edward

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