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Joseph Lawrence BANNEY

Regimental number2329
Place of birthLawrence New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway porter
AddressNorth Farm, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Banney, North Farm, Tweed River, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Australian General Hospital
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 5 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the Battalion's first tour in trenches near POZIERES he on several occasions volunteered and went out with Regimental Stretcher Bearers into No Man's Land to collect wounded. During operations 29th to 31st August, 1916, after working very hard at R.A.P. he went along front line which was being heavily shelled, to attend wounded who had been collected in a dug out and brought them to Regimental Aid Post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 April 1937 Blayney, New South Wales

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