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Joseph BLACK

Regimental number5784
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helen Black, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 June 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1919
Discharge date1 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 21 October 1918; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917, and marched into 67th Training Bn, Rollestone. Found guilty, 22 January 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 22 January 1917, till reporting at 6.30 pm, 23 January 1917: admonished and forfeited 1 day's pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1917; joined 26th Bn, 9 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 27 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right thigh, lower extremities: severe); admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 April 1917; transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station, 27 April 1917; by Ambulance Train, 28 April 1917, to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 29 April 1917; to England, 2 May 1917, and admitted to Lewisham Military Hospital, 3 May 1917. transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 June 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 3 July 1917; to No 3 command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 July 1917. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 29 September 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1917; rejoined Bn, Belgium, 8 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 31 August 1918 (gun shot wound, right cheek), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, thence to 37th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train, 31 August 1918, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, 2 September 1918; to England, 9 September 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham (Stowbridge Section), 10 September 1918; discharged to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 20 November 1918, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Delta', 25 January 1919; arrived Melbourne, 7 March 1919, and proceeded by boat to Brisbane; discharged, 1 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 August 1942
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLACK Joseph

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