Michael NEYLON

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NEYLON, Michael

Service Number: 1286
Enlisted: 23 February 1916, West Maitland, New South Wales
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 34th Infantry Battalion
Born: East Maitland, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: East Maitland, Maitland Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 1 September 1918
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot V111, Row B, Grave 58
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1286, West Maitland, New South Wales
2 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1286, 34th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1286, 34th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
17 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1286, 34th Infantry Battalion, Wounded in Action - gunshot wound to the leg and shell shock
7 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 34th Infantry Battalion, At Tidsworth, UK
31 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1286, 34th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, GSW (left hip)
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1286, 34th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Margaret Neylon of Newcastle Street, East Maitland, NSW; brother of Vincent Thomas Neylon who returned to Australia on 9 August 1919 having served with the 18th Battalion

Michael also served in the 14th Infantry of the Citizen Military Forces for 3 year an 4 months and was still serving with that unit when he enlisted with the AIF

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

10 January 1922 - Margaret Neylon wrote to Base Records stating that her husband had deserted her 19 years earlier and she died not know whether or not he was alive as she had not heard from him since. She also asked about Michael's uniform which he was wearing when he died and he had purchased it for £12/12/0.

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