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George Ernest DUGGAN

Regimental number141
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address61 Erin Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.75"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Duggan, 61 Erin Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date15 January 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Sick to hospital, Gallipoli, 27 November 1915 (bronchitis); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospoital, Cairo, 5 December 1915; discharged to duty, Ghezireh, 15 January 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 14 March 1916.

Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, France.

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, 22 April 1916 (ingrowing toe nail); discharged to unit, 12 May 1916.

Wounded in action (shell shock), and invalided to England, 3 July 1916 (neurasthenia), and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 4 July 1916.

Transferred to 2nd Tunnelling Bn, 'A' Company, 14 July 1916; to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 23 October 1916 (epilepsy); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1916. Found guilty of overstaying leave, 8-13 December 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Discharged from the AIF in London, 15 January 1917, 'being permanently unfit for war service at home or abroad'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1948
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUGGAN George Ernest

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