Having settled at Manly, Sydney, New South Wales in the interim, Dignan attested for the Australian Imperial Force in June 1915. Assigned to the 19th Battalion, A. He was embarked for Gallipoli, where he served until being evacuated with a hernia and shock in October 1915.
Having then rejoined his unit at Alexandria in March 1916, he was embarked for France but, as revealed by his service record, his hernia continued to give him problems. As a consequence, he was evacuated to England in February 1917, where he remained in hospital until July. Thereafter, as verified by official correspondence, his career took a turn for the worse, for he absented himself from a convalescence camp at Deverill. He has not much of a record in the A.
And was sentenced to two years detention for having been A. From 30 November 1917 until 15 August 1918, when he surrendered himself after the war was over. He was imprisoned until embarking for return to Australia when the unexpired portion of his sentence was remitted. We list militaria and coins weekly.We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can mount your miniature or full size medals, ribbon bars or supply replacement ribbons or badges. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. We run two specialist military auctions per year.
Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates.Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item "NEW ZEALAND BOER WAR & AUSTRALIAN WW1 MEDAL GROUP DESERTER 19TH BN A. ANZAC" is in sale since Thursday, May 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1914 - 1918 (WWI)". The seller is "jb_military_antiques_14" and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.