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Maurice FENNELL

Regimental number21472
Place of birthRathkeale, Limerick, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLoco fireman
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Fennell, Rathkeale, Limerick, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the 2nd Kennedy Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 35th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 July 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 30 September 1916.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 2 August 1916; discharged, and rejoined unit, 11 September 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 38 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 november 1916.

Admitted to Divisional Rest Station, 12 December 1916 (mumps); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 13 December 1916; to Base Details, 2 January 1917;
SourcesNAA: B2455, FENNELL Maurice

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