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Joseph Richard BACKMAN

Regimental number3155
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMoonta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 4"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sara A Backman, Moonta, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date18 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 24 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as BLACKMAN.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKMAN Joseph Richard

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