DONOVAN, Patrick

Service Number: 1753
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Christian Brothers (Catholic) School, Callan, Ireland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 February 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

8 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, 1753, 9th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
8 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, 1753, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Age on arrival in Australia-24

Address-c/o Mrs Mackay, Federal Hotel, Rockhampton, Queensland

Age at embarkation-29
Next of kin-Phillip Donovan, Castle Callan, County  Kilkenny, Ireland

Enlistment date 12 January 1915
Place of enlistment-Rockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistment-Private

9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number-23/26/2

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 8 April 1915; taken on strength of 9th Bn, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance and transferred to 25th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 August 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty and rejoined unit in the field, 21 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 August 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to St John's Hospital, Malta, 4 September 1915; to England, 9 September 1915; admitted to King George's Hospital, London, England, 16 September 1915.

Marched in, from hospital, to Overseas Base, Cairo, Egypt, 4 February 1916; re-joined Bn, Serapeum, 6 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916; mustered as Driver, 5 August 1916.

Found guilty, 15 October 1916, of (1) being absent from Parade and (2) drunkenness whilst on duty: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.

Re-mustered as Private, 1 January 1917; appointed Lance Corporal, 4 February 1917; reverted to Private at his own request, 10 February 1917.

NAA: B2455, DONOVAN Patrick