Thomas Patrick ROONEY

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ROONEY, Thomas Patrick

Service Number: 3395
Enlisted: 21 July 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clifton Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, March 1895
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mail Driver
Died: Died of wounds, received Fromelles, Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, England, 16 November 1916
Cemetery: Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Kent , England
Grave No. 1419 Inscribed "In memory of a beloved son of Francis & Anne Rooney, R.I.P."
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3395, 5th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3395, 5th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3395, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
26 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3395, 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix), Treated at No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station on 20th July, 1916 with gunshot wounds to leg & shoulder - a "Blighty." He embarked for England on Hospital Ship Cambria on 22nd July, 1916. He was invalided to England & admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, England on 23rd July, 1916. His leg was amputated owing to Septicaemia & he developed pharyngitis & pneumonia.
16 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3395, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

The death record gives his age as 21 and records he died in Kent, United Kingdom.

Deaths Dec 1916   Rooney Thomas P 21 Medway 2a 982

He was the son of Francis and Annie Rooney, of 54, Barry St., Northcote, Victoria, Australia.

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK 

Died on this date - 16th November......Private Thomas Patrick Rooney was born at Clifton Hill, Victoria in 1895. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 21st July, 1915 as a 20 year old Mail Driver from Northcote, Victoria.

Private Rooney joined 59th Battalion on 3rd April, 1916 in Egypt then proceeded to France on 29th June, 1916.

Private Rooney was wounded in action on 19th July, 1916 at Sailly with gunshot wounds to leg & shoulder. He was invalided to England & admitted to Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Chatham, Kent, England on 23rd July, 1916. His leg was amputated owing to Septicaemia & he developed pharyngitis & pneumonia.

He died on 16th November, 1916 & was buried in Fort Pitt Military Cemetery, Rochester, Kent where 9 other Australian WW1 Soldiers are buried.

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