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Joseph Henry MITCHELL

Regimental number188
Place of birthWallsend New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBuilder
AddressNew Lambton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Mitchell, Regent Street, New Lambton, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameMining Corps 1, Company 1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion. When three men had been buried under a parapet by a trench mortar bomb explosion, he at once went to their aid, and by great exedrtion, under heavy fire, he succeeded in extricating them. The work was done within 60 yards of the enemy. He was so exhausted that he had to be carried away.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1919

Silver Medal for Bravery (Montenegro)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Date of death21 January 1962
Place of burialSandgate Cemetery

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