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George Joseph FLANNERY

Place of birthBallinsloe, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationInsurance agent
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 10"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Ellen Flannery near Bell's Paddock, Enoggera, Queensland
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name25th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date5 September 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 March 1917; taken on strength, 25th Bn, in the field, 1 April 1917.

Attached for duty to 26th Bn, 5 April 1917; rejoined 25th Bn, 6 May 1917.

Wounded in action, Bullecourt (gun shot wound, left arm and side: severe), 7 May 1917, and admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train, 27 May 1917, and admitted to No 8 General Hospital, 23 May 1917; transferred to England, 9 June 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 10 June 1917.

Promoted Lieutenant, 15 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; disembarked Sydney, 9 August 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane.

Returned to duty, 1 February 1918.

Re-embarked, Melbourne, on board HMAT 'Nestor', 8 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918, and marched into No 3 Details Camp, Parkhouse.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, for duty, 14 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 22 May 1918, and admitted to 2nd General Hospital (haematernises); transferred to Convalescent Home, Trouville, 18 July 1918; marched into Australian Infantry Base Depot, 17 August 1918.

Admitted to 2nd General Hospital, 20 August 1918 (abdominal adhesions); discharged to Base Depot, 22 August 1918.

Marched out to England, 24 August 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 25 August 1918.

Classified Permanently Unfit for General Service; fit for Home Service, 11 November 1918.

Assumed duties as Court Martial Officer No 2 Group, 1 May 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 30 June 1919 (acute abdominal pains); discharged to duty, 2 July 1919.

Marched into Australian Provost Corps, and attached to Assistant Provost Martial, Warwick Square, 1 December 1919.

On leave, 18 March-10 April 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 31 March 1920 (duty adjutant); disembarked Sydney, 23 May 1920; discharged, Sydney, 5 September 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAttestation Form annotated: 'Mary Ellen FLANNERY: not his legal wife; Wife: Mrs E.J. FLANNERY, 17 Justin St., Lilyfield, Leichhardt, NSW'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLANNERY George Joseph

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