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Regimental number3548
Place of birthPyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address31 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Alice Johnson, 31 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months ('5-6 years ago') in the Royal Australian Field Artillery.
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 25), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Fell out of line en-route from Tel el Kebir to Ferry Post and transferred to 5th Division Details' Camp, 27 March 1916; admitted No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 27 February 1916 (sore feet); discharged, 29 March 1916; rejoined unit from 5th Division Details' Camp, Ferry Post, 8 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Now, 7 July 1916, reported 'Wounded and Missing, 19/20 July 1916'.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1450102: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOHNSON Joseph
Red Cross file 1450102

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