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Joseph MUTCH

Regimental number2374
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor's presser
AddressLower Mitcham, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 10.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Juliet Mutch, Lower Mitcham, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date30 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Marched into 15th Training Bn from Fovant Hospital, 16 January 1917.

Classified C1, Hurdcott, 23 May 1917.

Attached to 15th Training Bn from No 5 (C) Group, 30 May 1917.

Attached to Headquarters, No 5 (C) Group from 15th Training Bn, 19 July 1917.

Marched into 15th Training Bn from 8th Training Bn, 5 November 1917.

Marched into 14th Training Bn, Codford, 11 April 1918.

Received pay at 5th Training Bn, 25 September 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 30 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit, deafness), 30 March 1919.

Total war service: 3 years 271 days (of which 2 years 304 days were abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death4 May 1939
Age at death57
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 28W), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MUTCH Joseph

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