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Benjamin Boag JOYNER

Regimental number2589
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
Address66 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Joyner, 66 Holden Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Junior Cadets for 3 years; Senior Cadets for 4 years; Citizen Military Forces for 1 year: ast time of AIF enlistment still serving in 28th Field Ambulance.
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Excellent courage under fire in attention to wounded. (Near Ypres 20-22 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Military Medal

'Near POLYGON de ZONNEBEKE east of YPRES, during operations on 20/22nd September 1917, Pte. JOYNER displayed excellent courage undr heavy fire in attending wounded. Although wounded he carried on with his work.'

Discharge date24 April 1919
Other details

War service: admitted to Convalescent Camp, Helouan, 12 November 1916 (influenza).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Demosthenes', 17 March 1916 (guard duty).

Returned to Egypt on board HT 'Demosthenes', 19 April 1916 (escort duty).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 24 January 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 24 April 1919
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Benjamin Boaz JOYNER. See R2589 Benjamin Boag JOYNER for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOYNER Benjamin Boag

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