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Joseph JOPLING

Regimental number3077
Place of birthHedley Hill, Waterhouses, Durham, England
SchoolWhitwood Collierys Board School, Normanston, Yorks
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressState Battery, Black Range, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, W Jopling, Woodlesford, North Leeds, England
Previous military serviceAs a volunteer in the Yorkshire Yeomanry (Hussars)
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a Freemason, Member of the Black Range Lodge No 86, Sandstone. He landed in France with the first batch of the A.I.F. and fought in most of the battles up to his death. (Brother)
FateKilled in Action 23 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMeteren, France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialMeteren Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 672), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth JOPLING. Native of Hedley Hill, Waterhouses, Durham

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