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John Anthony DRISCOLL

Regimental number2814
Place of birthMonaro, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address33 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.8
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Driscoll, 33 Waterloo Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 December 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date18 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 12 August 1916.

Transferred to 7th Light Horse Regiment, Moascar, 25 August 1916.

Tried by Field General Court Martial, Hill 70, 20 November 1916, on charge (1) sleeping at his post , 2100-2200 hours, 15 November 1916, while acting as a sentinel; (2) drunk, 15 November 1916; pleaded guilty; found guilty of both charges; sentenced to 9 months imprisonment with hard labour. Court recommended commutation of the sentence of the grounds of good character and the fact that Driscoll was 'practically a teetotaller' and that the drink caused him to fall asleep.

Admitted to Detention Barracks, Cairo, 30 November 1916; unexpired portion of sentence suspended, 20 January 1917; rejoined Regiment, 21 January 1917.

Embarked for the Dardanelles, 10 December 1918.

Embarked Chanaki, 26 January 1919; disembarked Alexandria, 31 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Madras', 27 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 3 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 August 1946
Age at death50
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRISCOLL John Anthony

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