|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Cousin, Miss Cecile Cockburn, 17 Susan Street, Annandale, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 1st Leinster Regiment for four years.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Peronne, France|
|Age at death||30|
|Place of burial||Suzanne Communal Cemeery (Row B,Grave No. 14), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Town. Annandale, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked, Sydney, 14 July 1915; joined 2nd Bn., Gallipoli, 4 November 1915; disembarked, Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Promoted to Sergeant, Tel-el-Kebir, 8 January 1916; joined 54th Bn., 16 February 1916; provisionally appointed C.S.M., "A" Company, 16 February 1916.
Admitted and transferred to 24th Stationary Hospital, Ferry Post, 17 June 1916; transferred to Hospital Train, 19 June 1916; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital (venereal disease), Abbassia, 19 June 1916; discharged: total period of treatment, 42 days.
Embarked to join the British Expeditionary Forces, 2 August 1916.
Found guilty, 26 August 1916, of (1) being absent without leave, (2) disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer: to be reduced to the ranks; 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Marched out to unit, France, 21 September 1916; rejoined unit, 24 September 1916.
Admitted to Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound to the left arm), 12 October 1916; to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 12 October 1916; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 13 October 1916; to England, 14 October 1916; admitted to Northumberland West Hospital, 15 October 1916; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 13 November 1916; discharged to Wareham, 16 November 1916.
Found guilty, 15 January 1917, of (1) being absent without leave from 3 pm, 29 December 1916, to 9 am, 5 January 1917: awarded 8 days' detention.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 February 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 February 1917; marched out to unit, 7 February 1917; rejoined unit; 8 February 1917; promoted to Corporal, 12 February 1917.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance (gun shot wound to thighs, butt), 15 May 1917; to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 15 May 1917; to 3rd General Hospital, 15 May 1917; to England, 19 May 1917; admitted to Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 19 May 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 July 1917; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 11 July 1917; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot, 20 August 1917; on command at School of Instruction, Gosport, Sutton Veny, 29 October 1917.
Found guilty, 9 March 1918, of (1) being absent without leave at Aldershot, 31 December 1917, until surrendering at Reading, 10 January 1918: to be reduced to the ranks; sentence remitted, forfeiture of 39 days' pay.
Found guilty, 13 April 1918, of (1) being absent without leave, 11 March 1918, to 11 pm, 17 March 1918: scentenced to be reduced to the ranks and 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Sick to Bolton Park Hospital, 28 March 1918; marched out to Sutton Veny Command Depot, 6 April 1918; transferred to Machine Gun Corps, 14 April 1918; taken on strength by Machine Gun Corps, 14 April 1918l; proceeded overseas to France, 18 June 1918; marched into Camiers, 18 June 1916.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound to right cheek and leg), 1 September 1918; died of wounds.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DUFFY Patrick Joseph|