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Joseph Alfred LAKER

Regimental number3269
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolGoodwood Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationMachinist
Address82 Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs. G Laker, 82 Morphett Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1916
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Goodwood Public School Roll of Honor. Photo: Peter Dennis.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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