Michael DWYER


DWYER, Michael

Service Number: 794
Enlisted: 8 January 1915, Kalgoorlie
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland, 15 August 1873
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coachman
Died: Shell blast - whilst registering ranges with a salvaged trench howitzer, View Post, Abu Tellul, Palestine, 31 July 1918, aged 44 years
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 794, 10th Light Horse Regiment, Kalgoorlie
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 794, 10th Light Horse Regiment
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 794, 10th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
16 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 794, 10th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
31 Jul 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 794, 10th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Michael Silver

Writing to Mrs. Sarah Dwyer, 227 Piccadilly Street, Kalgoorlie, with reference to the death of her husband, Trooper Michael Dwyer, Lieut.-Colonel Thos. Todd, O.C; 10th. A.L.H. Regiment, says :— "It is with deep regret that I have to confirm the news already officially, conveyed to you of the death of your husband No. 794. Trooper Mic-
hael Dwyer, killed by a high explosive shell in Palestine on July 31, 1918.

Your husband was a member of the 3rd. re-inforcements to the regiment, and his services, both at Gallipoli and through-out the Sinai and Palestine campaigns, have been most constant and meritorious. His generous disposition, quiet heroism, and self-sacrificing devotion to duty, maintained throughout three long and trying campaigns, have en-deared him to all ranks, and made his name one that will never be forgotten in the regiment. All officers and other ranks wish to join with me in expressing our deep regret with you in your loss, and hope that you will be consoled in the knowledge that your husband died in the service of king and country.

Trooper Dwyer was buried by Chaplain Captain J. B. McDonnel, Catholic chaplain to the forces, in the presence of many of his comrades." 

Source: The WA Record: 23 November 1918