Michael BYRNE

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BYRNE, Michael

Service Number: 831
Enlisted: 6 November 1914, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Trafalgar, Victoria, Australia, 12 December 1891
Home Town: Trafalgar, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Sunny Creek State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds - head, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 30 August 1915, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Embarkation Pier Cemetery
Special Memorial, Row A, Grave 44 Headstone inscription reads: Their glory shall not be blotted, Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Trafalgar War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 831, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Melbourne, Vic.
13 Apr 1915: Involvement Private, SN 831, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Apr 1915: Embarked Private, SN 831, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
3 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 831, 9th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Slight bullet wound to the head and returned to duty the same day
29 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 831, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Gunshot wound to the skull

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Pierce Byrne and Annastasia (nee Adams) Byrne of Trafalgar, Vic

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal