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Joseph PINI

Regimental number3147
Place of birthGrosio Italy
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressComet Vale, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, S Pini, Grosio, Valtellina, Italy
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Discharge date13 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 9 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, 26 November 1916; discharged from ship's hospital, 27 December 1916 (no further details recorded); disembarked Devonport, England, 10 January 1917; marched in to Pioneer Training Bn, 11 January 1917.

Found guilty, Chilson, 26 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 1.30 pm, 20 May, to 10.30 pm, 27 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.

Transferred to Engineers Details, Brighlingsea, 10 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 16 October 1917; taken on strength, 2nd field Company Engineers, in the field, 5 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 22 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 10 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 17 April 1919; marched in to No 1 Group, 25 April 1919.

Married Nellie Gertrude DANCER, spinster, aged 27, All Saints' Church, Hereford, 18 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 9 August 1919; admitted to ship's hospital, 31 August 1919 (not yet diagnosed); discharged from ship's hospital, 12 September 1919 (no further details recorded); disembarked Fremantle, 20 September 1919; discharged, Perth, 13 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFather's address recorded in correctly on Embarkation Roll as Grosis, Valipilino, Italy.
Date of death4 March 1956
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, PINI Joseph

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