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Joseph Edward MUNRO

Regimental number1725
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address7 Shaw Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.25"
Weight103 lbs
Next of kinFather, James A Munro, 7 Shaw Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets (Area 55B) for 3 years, 1911-14.
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1850905: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MUNRO Joseph Edward
Red Cross File No 1850905

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