Michael DALY

Badge Number: S16949, Sub Branch: Minnipa

DALY, Michael

Service Number: 1531
Enlisted: 8 September 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Pekina, South Australia, 17 January 1889
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: 12 September 1982, aged 93 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens, Path 42, Grave 854B
Memorials: Caltowie District WW1 Roll of Honour, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch, Tarcowie Cheer Up Society to the Soldiers Memorial Hall Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1531, 9th Light Horse Regiment
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 1531, 9th Light Horse Regiment
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 1531, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 1531, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Rootsweb ID: I420746 Birth Record: 17 Jan 1889 in Pekina, South Australia

Father Mortimer Daly and Mother Mrs. Elizabeth Annie Daly, Tarcowie, South Australia

Sister: Kate (Katie) DALY b.20/12/1890 in Pekina, SA

Brother:  1819 Private John Daly
               43rd Battalion
               12/8/1916  embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A70 Ballarat
               as a Private in 43rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
               20/2/1918  returned to Australia onboard HT Orontes, ex England
               13/2/1919  disembarked into Australia
               24/3/1919  discharged from service

Described on enlisting as 26yrs 7ths old; single; 5' 11" tall; 167 lbs; medium complexion;
grey eyes; dark hair; Roman Catholic

8/9/1915      enlisted in Jamestown, SA
                   place of enlistment Adelaide, SA

8/9/1915      appointed to Base Infantry Depot, Exhibition Camp

11/9/1915     E Company, 2nd Depot
16/9/1915     Light Horse
1/10/1915     12th Reinforcement, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Mitcham Camp

23/8/1915     embarked from Port Adelaide, SA onboard HMAT A2 Geelong
                    as a Private in 9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement

28/12/1915   taken on strength, Heliopolis

27/2/1916     marched out to Serapeum

30/3/1916     admitted to hospital
24/4/1916     returned to duty

13/11/1916   Trooper to rest camp
19/11/1916   rejoined unit

8/6/1917       evacuated sick to hospital
25/6/1917     admitted to Citadel Hospital

25/8/1917     admitted 14th Australian General Hospital

1/10/1917     taken on stength 9th Light Horse Regiment
                    dicharged to Moascar

4/6/1918       Malaria - admitted to 47th Stationary Hospital, Gaza

20/7/1918      to AIF Headquarters, Port Said

7/9/1918        appointed to Lance Corporal in 9th Light Horse Regiment

10/7/1919     returned to Australia onboard Oxfordshire
10/8/1919     disembarked into Australia

3/10/1919     discharged from service

Medals:         1914/15 Star (7293), British War medal (7910) and Victory medal (7847)

12/9/1982     passed away
buried in:       Centennial Park Cemetery
                    Derrick Gardens, Path 42, Grave 854B
                    Interment Right Expiry 14/09/2032

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  19/5/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA. for her information.