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Joseph HARDIE

Regimental number2577
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationOrderly
Address31 Kennedy Street, Maylands, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 3.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy Hardie, 31 Kennedy Street, Maylands, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Hospital
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 April 1917; taken on strength, 44th Bn, 22 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 31 July 1917 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred same to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 1 August 1917; to 1st Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 14 August 1917; marched into 3rd Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 22 August 1917.

Transferred to Australian Veterinary Hospital, Calais, 25 October 1917.

On leave to England, 3 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 19 July 1918.

Marched out to England, 21 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Sardinia', 19 April 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 28 May 1919; discharged, 8 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1951

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