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Joseph Francis BITMEAD

Regimental number1631
Place of birthOodla Wirra, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressGladstone, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, William Henry Bitmead, Gladstone, South Australia
Enlistment date21 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [1130] Lt John BITMEAD DCM, 16th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 March 1919; 1319 Pte Charles BITMEAD, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1967

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