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Jack DOYLE

Regimental number2593
Place of birthCastlemaine, Co Kerry, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMachinist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Doyle, Castlemaine, Kerry, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Work near Proyart 23-26 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 30 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date4 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked, Brisbane, 21 October 1915; disembarked, Suez, Egypt, 28 November 1915; allotted to and proceeded to join the 12th Bn, Zeitoun, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked, Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound: right arm, left knee), 24 July 1916; to 27th Ambulance Train, 24 July 1916; to 5th Red Cross Hospital, 25 July 1916; to England, 2 August 1916; admitted to Norfolk War Hospital, England, 2 August 1916; discharged, 23 August 1916; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 13 September 1916; marched into Hurdcott Command Depot, 3 November 1916; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 15 February 1917; rejoined unit; 10 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 April 1917; to be Corporal, 7 June 1917; detached for duty with 3rd Training Bn and placed on supernumerary list, 21 July 1917; marched into 3rd Training Bn, England, 21 July 1917; on command at Chisolm Gun School, 6 August 1917; on command at Bombing School, Durrington, 13 August 1917.

Found guilty, 21 September 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from, 21 September 1917, until, 26 September 1917: forfeits 12 days' pay.

Attached for duty with permanent cadre of Overseas Training Brigade, 7 November 1917; marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 8 November 1917; returned to 12th Bn and proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 1 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Infantry Base Depot, Etaples, France, 2 May 1918; marched out to unit, 4 May 1918.

Admitted to 54th Casualty Clearing Station (scabies) en route to unit, 9 May 1918; to 12th Stationary Hospital, 9 May 1918; discharged to duty, 12 May 1918; rejoined Bn from supernumerary list, 19 May 1918; promoted to Sergeant, 1 August 1918.

Admitted to 5th Casualty Clearing Station (venereal disease), 6 September 1918; to 6th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 8 September 1918; to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 10 September 1918; discharged to Base, 9 October 1918, total period of treatment for venereal disease: 34 days; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, 11 October 1918; marched out to unit, 28 October 1918; rejoined unit, 29 October 1918; marched out for return to Australia, 30 January 1919; embarked, Havre, for England, 3 February 1919; marched into Overseas Training Brigade from France, Longbridge Deverill, England, 4 February 1919.

Found guilty, 26 February 1919, of (1) being absent without leave from 11:59 pm, 23 February 1919, until 2 pm, 24 February 1919: reprimanded; forfeits 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Trasos Montes', 7 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 22 May 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 4 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star (returned: 29 March 1924), British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DOYLE Jack

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