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Joseph Samuel BEGGS

Regimental number4294
Date of birth25 April 1894
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolStaughton Vale State School No. 1647, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlex. Beggs (brother), Staughtonvale, Anakie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Beggs, 1 Francis Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4295 Pte William BEGGS, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 17 October 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 March 1978
Age at death84
Place of burialWestern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria

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