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Cavan Joseph DUFFY

Regimental number1694
Place of birthSale, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSalesman
AddressDenison, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Mr Martin Duffy, Denison, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Found guilty, 12 July 1916, of being absent without leave, 0900-2000, 7 July 1916: forfeited 1 day's pay; total forfeitue: 11 days' pay.

Found guilty, 17 July 1916, of being from Billet without leave, 16 July 1916: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried in No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Gavan Jospeh DUFFY.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUFFY Cavan Joseph

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