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Benjamin Boag JOYNER

Regimental numberR2589
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 date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2589
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919

Discharge date24 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 September 1916.

Found guilty, 22 September 1916, of being absent without leave from 12 pm, 17 September, until he reported at Reveille, 22 September 1916: awarded 6 days' confined to camp and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916; taken on strength, 7th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 5 October 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; transfererd to Divisional Rest Station, 20 April 1917 (influenza); to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 30 April 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound, back, left buttock), and admitted to 6th Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; to 83rd General Hospital, Boulogne, 21 September 1917; to England, 24 September 1917, and admitted to Shorncliffe Military Hospital. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 October 1917; discharged on furlough, 19 October 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 2 november 1917.

Admitted to Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 6 November 1917 (colic); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 9 November 1917.

Awarded Military Medal.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 November 1917.

Found guilty, 17 December 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 6 December 1917, until apprehended by the Military Police at 4.15 pm, 12 December 1917: awarded forfeiture of 6 days' pay; total forfeiture: 12 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 December 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 1 January 1918.

Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 10 May 1918, and transferred same day to 2nd casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 9, 11 May 1918, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 12 May 1918 (trench fever). Transferred to No 1 convalescent Depot, 23 June 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 24 June 1918 ('fit'); rejoined Bn, in the field, 7 July 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 9 August 1918 (gun shot wound, ankle), and admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance and then transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Boulogne, 10 August 1918; to England, 12 August 1918, and admitted same day to County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 30 August 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 13 September 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 16 September 1918; discharged, 9 October 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 24 days.

Marched into Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 9 October 1918; marched into No 4 command Depot, Hurdcott, 5 November 1918.

Found guilty, 21 November 1918, of being absent without leave from 2400, 19 November, to 1430, 20 November 1918: awarded 3 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Delta', 24 January 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 10 March 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 24 April 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 2589 Benjamin Boag JOYNER for first period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOYNER Benjamin Boag

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