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Regimental number1707
Place of birthKilkenny, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSouth Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Norah Steele, 151 Gold Street, South Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrunswick, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917
Discharge date16 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 4 April 1916; disembarked Alexandria, Egypt and taken on strength of 60th Bn, 25 May 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action and admitted to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound to left thigh); transferred to England, 24 July 1916; admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, England, 24 July 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to Weymouth Command Depot, 24 November 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanouna', from Southampton, 14 January 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 8 March 1917; discharged, 16 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 May 1959
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, FITZPATRICK Patrick

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