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Michael DUFFY

Regimental number2653
Place of birthAughalatty near Carygart, Co Donegal, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBoulder Block, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5"
Weight186 lbs
Next of kinFather, E Duffy, Aughalatty Carygart, County Donegal, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed in the Highland Light Infantry Volunteers, Glasgow, Scotland.
Enlistment date21 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDischarged 12 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Discharge date12 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 8th Reinforcement, 16th Bn. 23 October 1915, at Mudros. Disembarked Alexandria, 31 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916. On 11 August 1916 Wounded in action, France, 9 June 1916 (shell shock and multiple bruises); rejoined Bn. in the field, 11 September 1916. On 16 February 1917, detached from the 16th Bn. to the 4th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery, 16 February 1917. 27 March 1917,

Admitted to the 14th Australian Field Ambulance VD Hospital, 27 March 1917; transferred to 51st General Hospital, and discharged, 1 May 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

On detachement to the 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery from 17 June 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 12 September 1917; and transferred to the 4th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery from 16th Bn. Promoted to Corporal, 4 April 1918.

Awarded Military Medal.

Returned to hospital in France, 3 October 1918.

Discharged in London (demobilised), 12 March 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUFFY Michael

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