Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

Peter David TYRRELL


Born: 1884

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 20268

Birthplace: Woodend

Parents: Father: Nicholas Tyrrell. Mother: Catherine Power

Died: 1958

Place of death: Registration No. 20

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


14th Infantry Battalion, 8th Reinforcement



Regimental Service Number: 2651

Enlistment date: 26 June, 1915 Romsey, Victoria

Age at enlistment: 31 years

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father, Nicholas Tyrrell, Kyneton

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 146 pounds
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark brown
Distinctive marks: Small brownish scar about middle of right shin. Nail of middle finger of left hand deformed. Vaccination marks very faint.

Embarkation ship: SS Makarini.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 24 June, 1916

Return Vessel: Port Sydney.

Arrival at Australia: 22 July, 1916.

Discharge Date: 4 November, 1916

War Service Summary

11/12/1915- 15/05/1916 - At the Suez Canal; suffered a series of illnesses: a Hernia, Diarrhoea, Enteritis, Mumps, Neurasthenia and Rheumatism - admitted to hospital in Cairo; further admission to hospital with irritable heart
24/06/1916 - Returned to Australia; medically unfit
04/11/1916 - Discharged

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife and children: Peter Tyrrell did not marry.

Place/s of residence: Woodend, Sunbury,

Line repairer on the Bendigo line.

Additional Information

Embarkation Record has different spelling of surname - “Tyroll.”


Service Record
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Roll