Allan Ernest DRISCOLL

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DRISCOLL, Allan Ernest

Service Number: 6132
Enlisted: 9 February 1916, Ararat, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Barkly, Victoria, May 1896
Home Town: Barkly, Pyrenees, Victoria
Schooling: Barkly State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 12 July 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6132, Ararat, Victoria
28 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6132, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6132, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 39th Infantry Battalion
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6132, 39th Infantry Battalion, Messines, Gassed
4 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6132, 39th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Passchendaele , 2nd occasion - Gassed
12 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6132, 39th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"

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Biography contributed by Kaye Farnsworth

"BARKLY. KILLED IN ACTION

The sad intelligence was received last Wednesday evening that Pte. Allan Driscoll, third son of Mr and Mrs Geo. Driscoll, had been killed in action, on 12th July. The deceased lad was much esteemed by his comrades at the front, and also by his friends in Barkly and the surrounding district. He was about 20 years of age, and enlisted over two years ago, leaving with the 39th Battalion, and hitherto had been very fortunate, having had some narrow escapes from death. He had been gassed previously. Much sympathy has been expressed with the parents and family, who lost another son suddenly just before Pte. Driscoll left for the front. Four of our lads have now made the supreme sacrifice, and all the rest have been wounded or gassed. The four lads killed, are - Pte. Tom Stewart, Pte. Art. Stewart, Pte. Leslie Emerson, and now Pte. Allan Driscoll." - from the Ballarat Star 31 Jul 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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