Michael BYRNE

BYRNE, Michael

Service Number: 7522
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Tunnelling Companies
Born: Dublin, Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
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World War 1 Service

8 Aug 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 7522, Tunnelling Companies
8 Aug 1917: Embarked Sapper, SN 7522, Tunnelling Companies, HMAT Anchises, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Next of kin-Sister, Mrs M Towner, Armstrong Terrace, Ithaca, Paddington, Queensland

Enlistment date-10 February 1917
Place of enlistment-Brisbane, Queensland

Unit name-April 1917 Reinforcements-1st Tunnelling Company

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 8 August 1917- Sapper Byrne was then 37.

War service: Western Front

Embarked, Sydney, 8 August 1917; disembarked, Liverpool, England, 25 October 1917; marched into Parkhouse Training Details, 3 October 1917; proceeded overseas to France from Southampton, 14 November 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, France, 15 November 1919; marched out to unit, 19 November 1917; taken on strength of 1st Anzac Company, 20 November 1917; attached to 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 18 December 1917; detached to Australian General Base Details, 30 September 1918; marched into Australian General Base Details, Rouelles, 30 September 1918; transferred to England, 31 October 1918; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, England, 1 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia for discharge (senility), 4 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Brisbane, 15 January 1919.

Discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 9 February 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal