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Peter FAHEY

Regimental number641
Place of birthTuan, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAxeman
Address592 Spencer Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss W Fahey, 592 Spencer Street, West Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed with the Bushmen in the South African War.
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Discharge date27 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria on 'Megantic' and proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 8 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916; taken on strength of 1st Australian and New Zealand Mounted Regiment, 13 May 1916. Transferred to 1st Anzac Light Horse Regiment and taken on strength, 7 July 1916,

Found guilty, 19 July 1916, of (1) drunkenness, (2) being absent from billet from 9. 00 pm, to 12.47 am, 18 July 1916: awarded 10 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Found guilty, 22 August 1916, of being absent from roll call: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No 2. Found guilty, 24 September 1916, of being late on parade: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2. Attached to APM 1st Division, 10 March 1917; returned to unit, 23 March 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 7 November 1917; rejoined unit, 22 November 1917.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 29 January 1918 (scabies); discharged to duty, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit, 4 February 1918. Transferred to Australian Veterinary Hospital, 18 December 1918, and taken on strength, 22 December 1918; moved out from field, 29 January 1919. Embarked Havre and proceeded to England, 21 February 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 22 February 1919, and marched into DRBAA; moved out to 2nd Training Brigade, Codford, 19 March 1919.

Embarked Devonport on HT 'Sardinia' and commenced return to Australia; disembarked Melbourne, 8 June 1919. Discharged, 27 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAHEY Peter

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