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Regimental number4109
Place of birthBal Briggin, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julia Fagan, 127 Burnley Street, North Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of defective teeth)
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1918
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Found guilty, 10 July 1916, of quitting the ranks without urgent necessity: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2. Transferred from HQ to 'D' Company.

Found guilty, 1 May 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he was creating a disturbance in the YMCA Hut at Albert: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 5th Division Rest Station, 12 May 1917 (debility); discharged to duty, 20 May 1917; rejoined unit, 30 May 1917.

Admitted to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 June 1917 (piles); transferred to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport, 4 July 1917; to 5th Division Base Depot, 13 July 1917; on leave, 26 August 1917; rejoined Base Depot from leave, 7 September 1917; rejoined unit, 27 October 1917.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 1 September 1918 (myositis); transferred to 37th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 September 1918; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 2 September 1918; England, 4 September 1918, and admitted to Red Cross Hospital, Christchurch, 5 September 1918 (myalgia). Discharged on furlough, 5 October 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 October 1918. Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 28 October 1918. Found guilty, 31 October 1918, of failing to salute an Officer of HM Forces: admonished.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 28 November 1918 (influenza); marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Mamari', 21 December 1918 (myalgia); disembarked Melbourne, 4 February 1919; discharged, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAGAN Peter

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