Driscoll J.J

John James Driscoll

Service Record

Regimental number- 5806

Religion- Roman Catholic

Occupation- Farmer

Address- Yerong Creek via Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Marital status- Single

Age at embarkation -20

Next of kin -Mother, Mrs Margaret Driscoll, Yerong Creek via Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Enlistment date- 27 April 1916

Rank on enlistment- Private

Unit name -20th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement

AWM Embarkation Roll number- 23/37/3

Embarkation details- Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll- Private

Unit from Nominal Roll- 5th Light Trench Mortar Battery

Fate -Returned to Australia 12 June 1919

20th battalion

The 20th battalion started in Liverpool March 1915. The Australian troops left Australia in late June 1914. For training the Australian soldiers were training in Egypt for about 3 weeks, from late July to mid august.


After they finished training they moved of to France and they entered the western front of the trenches and for the first time after a month had past the Australian troops were raided by the Germans.


In 1917 the 20th battalion took part in three battles and finished it before the year had ended, they battled against bullecourt in May, minin road in September and poelcappelle in October.

Yerong Creek Public School

This site is a project with the Yerong Creek community in commemoration of the centary of the Gallipoli campaign on April 15 1915.