Patrick Joseph CLEARY

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CLEARY, Patrick Joseph

Service Number: 1327
Enlisted: 9 November 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Waterloo, New South Wales, Australia , 7 March 1894
Home Town: Gladesville, Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Schooling: Gladesville Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Carter
Died: Died of Wounds, Metern, France, 24 June 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
V.B.86.
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1327, 3rd Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1327, 3rd Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1327, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Shayne Cunningham

Son of Michael and Katherine Cleary. Patrick was 10 months old when his father died leaving his mother to raise 10 children by herself.

Brother Joseph Bartholomew Cleary #634 enlisted in 1916 and served with the 4th Machine Gun Battalion.

His mother Katherine lived with her daughter Johanna Lilley - Johanna's husband William Lilley was an attendant at Morrisett Hospital.