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Joseph MEEK

Regimental number3085
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco driver
AddressWerris Creek PO, Werris Creek, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Frank Meek, Lorn, West Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row I, Grave No. 20), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Mary Jane MEEK, 59 Parallel Street, West Maitland, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack. Before the furthest objective was reached the majority of his officers had become casualties. He was of the greatest assistance to the remaining offic ers in holding the company together and during consolidation. Owing to his coolness and energy the company were fully prepared for enemy counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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