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Patrick Joseph DUFFY

Regimental number2326
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMarine fireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.75"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinCousin, Miss Cecile Cockburn, 17 Susan Street, Annandale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Leinster Regiment for four years.
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death30
Place of burialSuzanne Communal Cemeery (Row B,Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Annandale, New South Wales
Other details

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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUFFY Patrick Joseph

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