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Josiah Cooper BIRCH

Regimental number1721
Place of birthNorton Canes, Walsall, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressThe Hollies, Allbutt's Road, Brown Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, G Birch, The Hollies, Allbutt's Road, New Walsall, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 15 January 1915 - 4th Bn, 4th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 4th Bn, 31 May 1915. Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 30 August 1916.
FateKilled in Action 6 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Date of death6 November 1916
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 15), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
39
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Maria BIRCH, Norton Canes, Channock, Staffs

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