|Place of birth||Abo, Finland|
|Address||Victor Harbor, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, Otto Josephson, Westenkarn, Finland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/44/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||27th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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|Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance|
Imperial Russian Consul, Adelaide, South Australia, wrote to the Military Commandant, South Australia, 20 July 1915: 'The bearer, Axel Josephson, is a Russian Finn, born in 1884 at Obo, the ancient capital of Finland. This man left the English ship 'Armidale' in Fremantle, 1913. Since then he has been working as a labourer on several railway contracts in this State. He has produced his papers to me and I have no objection to his joining the Imperial Expeditionary Force provided he is otherwise suitable.'
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 27th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 21 March 1916. Found guilty, 29 November 1916, of being absent without leave from Tattoo, 24 November, to Reveille, 26 November 1916: awarded 21 days' Field Punishment No. 2; forfeited 24 days' pay.
Granted English leave, 13 January 1917; returned from leave, 2 February 1917.
Wounded in action, 2 March 1917 (high explosive wound, right eye, right arm, right leg); admitted to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 2 March 1917; to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 March 1917; to England, 6 March 1917, and admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, 7 March 1917 (multiple gun shot wounds). Transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 21 July 1917. Granted furlough, 15-29 August 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.
Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 February 1918; discharged, 28 February 1918.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
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