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Michael Anthony DUNNE

Regimental number1082
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSoldier
AddressFort, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 8.5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Agnes Dunne, 160 Hubbard Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Garrison Artillery, British Army, and in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date16 June 1917
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1918
Discharge date1 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1917; appointed Voyage Only Corporal, 9 November 1917; VO Acting Sergeant, 9 November 1917; disembarked Glasgow, Scotland, 31 December 1917. Reverted to Gunner, 2 January 1918. Marched in to Australian Heavy Artillery Training Depot, St Bundeaux, Devonport, 3 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 January 1918; taken on strength, 36th Heavy Artillery Group, 5 April 1918.

Marched out to 2nd Division Train for duty as batman, 31 May 1918, and taken on strength, 20th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.

Medical Board, Australian General Base Depot, Havre, classified him as medically unfit (rheumatism and overage).

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 June 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boonah', 21 July 1918; discharged, Perth (medically unfit), 1 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNNE Michael Anthony

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