Arthur Michael Creagh (Buck) GEOGHEGAN

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GEOGHEGAN, Arthur Michael Creagh

Service Number: 328
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Gympie, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Mackay, Queensland, 10 October 1885
Home Town: Gympie, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers School
Occupation: Assistant Forest Ranger
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 15 September 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery
Special Memorial B, 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Department of Public Lands, Brisbane, Gympie & Widgee War Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 328, Gympie, Queensland
24 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 328, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 328, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane
15 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 328, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

Arthur Michael Creagh GEOGHEGAN was born on 10th October, 1885 in Mackay, Queensland

His parents were Francis Meagher GEOGHEGAN and Rose Bawden EVENS

He  had previously served for three and a half years with the Australian Light Horse when he enlisted on 24th August 1914 with the Australian Army - he was with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron - Unit embarked from Brisbane on transport ship Star of England on 24th September, 1914

Arthur was Killed In Action  on 15th September, 1915, Gallipoli Peninsular - he is buried in Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli and also honoured on the Australian War Memorial - He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal. 

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Brisbane Courier, 13th October, 1915

Official notice was conveyed to Dr. & Mrs. Geoghegan, Gympie last Thursday of the death in action of their only son, Arthur Michael Creagh (Buck) at the Dardanelles on September 15. Prior to enlisting he was an officer in the Forestry Department and was most popular. Previously he had been wounded and had just returned to the firing line after four months in the hospital at Heliopolis.

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GEOGHEGAN.- Killed in Action at Gallipoli on 15th Sept. 1915, Arthur Michael Creagh (Buck) only and infinitely dear son of Dr. & Mrs. Geoghegan, Gympie aged 29 years and 11 months.

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