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Joshua GREENING

Regimental number683
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
True NameGRRENIN, Joshua George
SchoolBallarat State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressLigan Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight166 lbs
Next of kinMary Jane Greening, Ligan Street, North Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces, Ballarat.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 83), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary GREENING, High Street, Kew East, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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