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Michael Edward DUGGAN

Regimental number20737
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Occupationlabourer
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 4.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Anna Maria Duggan, Yangan, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1917
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameOctober 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 21 December 1917.

Found guilty, 8 January 1918, of being absent from Parade at 10:45 am, 7 January 1918: awarded forfeiture of 1 day's pay.

Embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; marched in to Southampton, England, 30 January 1918; marched in to Parkhouse, 30 January 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Tidworth, 20 February 1918 (bronchitis); discharged from hospital and marched in to Training Depot, Parkhouse, 5 March 1918.

Found guilty, 14 March 1918, of being absent without leave from 11:00 pm, 12 March to 9:30 pm, 13 March 1918: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Marched in to Brightlingsea Training Camp, 16 March 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Colchester, 13 June 1918 (influenza); discharged from hospital and marched in to Training Camp, Brightlingsea, 17 June 1918.

Transferred to 1st Bn, 13 August 1918.

Found guilty, 6 September 1918, of being absent without leave from 9:00 am, 30 August until apprehended by Military Police at 10:00 pm, 3 September 1918: awarded 168 hours' detention and forfeited 12 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 October 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, France, 6 October 1918; proceeded to unit, 9 October 1918; taken on strength of 1st Bn in the field, 11 October 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 29 November 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 December 1918; discharged from hospital, 11 December 1918.

Marched in to Base Medical Board, 11 December 1918; marched in to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouen, 14 December 1918.

Found guilty, Rouelles, 16 December 1918, of drunkenness: awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay.

Marched out to England, 23 December 1918; marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, England, 24 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Friedrichsruh', 8 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 September 1919; discharged, 29 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUGGAN Michael Edward

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