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Martin Francis EGAN

Regimental number20742
Place of birthBallyculane, Co Wexford, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressAlfred Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs B Egan, Boley, Ballycullane, Co Wexford, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade 1 - 8 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Discharge date11 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Found guilty, 23 October 1916, of neglecting his duties: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 20 December 1916 (bronchitis); discharged to duty, 27 December 1916; proceeded overseas to Fracne, 30 December 1916; transferred to 3rd 'A.D.A.D.' in the field, 4 January 1917; transferred to 8th Field Artillery, 7 January 1917; taken on strength of 8th Field Artillery Brigade, 17 January 1917.

Admitted to 11th Field Ambulance, 23 March 1917 (bitten ear); discharged to duty, 29 March 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 30 May 1917; to 'D.R.G.', 31 May 1917; discharged to duty, 6 June 1917; on leave to England, 9 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 20 September 1917.

Found guilty, 26 December 1917, of drunkenness while on duty on 22 December 1917: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to England, 21 March 1918; rejoined Brigade, 23 March 1918 (leave cancelled); on leave to France, 13 October 1918; rejoined unit in France, 6 November 1918.

Admitted to 32nd Casualty Clearing Station, 2 January 1919 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train No 10, 5 January 1919; admitted to 18th General Hospital, 7 January 1919; transferred to England, 13 January 1919; admitted to Exeter War Hospital, England, 14 January 1919; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 24 January 1919; discharged from hospital, 12 February 1919; granted leave, 26 February to 5 March 1919; Reported to Weymouth Command Depot, 6 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 3 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 June 1919; discharged, 11 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EGAN Martin Francis

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