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Patrick Maher

Private

6th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Alba
  • Planted By: Miss L. Hill
  • Plaque: 3796

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Biography

Patrick Maher was born in Ballarat and was a Labourer by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Battalion, D Company on 17 August 1914 at the age of 30. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914. He served on Gallipoli with the 6th Battalion, although his time there was interrupted by a period in hospital due to influenza. His time in France began in April 1916 but was similarly broken by periods of illness. His record indicates that he was assessed as medically unfit suffering from shell shock, neurasthenia and a gunshot wound to the right hip. He returned to Melbourne in October 1916 and was discharged two months later.


He died in England in 1919.
Tree No. 3796

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour