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Patrick Bryan FLAHERTY

Regimental number5090
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
SchoolNorth Eton State School, Mackay, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNorth Eton, Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Flaherty, North Eton, Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Australian Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of disease (influenza).
FateDied of disease 24 October 1918
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialCowley (St. Lawrence) Churchyard (Aust. 76), Middlesex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth FLAHERTY, North Eton, Mackay, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 31 March 1916; disembarked Egypt, 5 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 May 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, no date stated.

Taken on strength of 49th Bn, in the field, 13 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 18 February 1917; transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 18 February 1917; discharged, 8 March 1917; rejoined unit, 9 March 1917.

Found guilty, 13 May 1917, of while on active service, being absent without leave from Tattoo, 12 May 1917, until 1200 hours, 12 May 1917: awarded 72 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 4 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 July 1917 (sprained ankle); discharged, 20 July 1917, and rejoined unit the same day.

Attached to 13th Bde Headquarters, 20 July 1917, and appointed Driver the same day; transferred to, and taken on strength of 13th Bde Headquarters, 16 August 1917.

On leave to England, 11 November 1917; rejoined unit, 26 November 1917.

Found guilty, 18 July 1918, of while on active service, drunkenness, 14 July 1918: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No 2.

On leave to England, 9 October 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 16 October 1918.

Died, No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 24 October 1918.

Buried, Harefield Parish Church, 28 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLAHERTY Patrick Bryan

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