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Joseph McDEDE

Regimental number3861
Place of birthStebban, Ireland
Other NamesMcDADE
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 10.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs E M Smith, 3 Furlough Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Other details

War Service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 13th Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 June 1916.

Wounded in action, France, 7 August 1916.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), Somme, France, 29 August 1916; admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 August 1916 (severe gun shot wound, chest); invalided to England, 13 September 1916; admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital, 13 September 1916; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hosptial, Harefield, 17 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 29 November 1916; re-admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 12 December 1916.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 January 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Benalia’, 13 February 1917; disembarked Sydney, 10 April 1917; discharged, 21 May 1917 (medically unfit, gun shot wound right side of chest).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McDEDE Joseph

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