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Joseph Robert ORRELL

Regimental number976
Place of birthLiverpool, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Address243 Westminster Road, Kirkdale near Liverpool, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, John Ralph Orrell, 243 Westminster Road, Kirkdale near Liverpool, England
Enlistment date21 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date17 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HT 'Shropshire', 1 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 17 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 December 1949
Age at death69
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, ORRELL Joseph Robert

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