The AIF Project

Joe Joel Marshall PRATT

Regimental number2460
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressLiverpool Street, Murrurundi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J E Pratt, Liverpool Street, Murrurundi, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date22 June 1918
Family/military connectionsCousin: 1875 Sapper Joseph Richard PRATT, 16th Railway Company, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Enlisted, 10 May 1915; embarked from Australia, 14 Julg 1915. Joined unit at Gallipoli, 31 October 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli, and disembarked Alexandria from 'Huntsyreen', 28 December 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 12 January 1916 (mumps); transferred to 2nd Casualty Cleariny Station, 13 January 1916; to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 14 January 1916. Discharged to duty, 3 February 1916. Rejoined unit, Serapeum, 6 March 1916.

Embarked from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionarg Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action (1st occasion), 22-24 July 1916. Admitted to No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station (gun shot wound, right arm), 23 July 1916. Transferred to No. 13 General Hospital, 24 July 1916; invalided to England, 25 July 1916, and admitted to Military Hospital, Grantham. Granted furlough, 4 October 1916. Reported back from furlough, 24 October 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 2 February 1917; taken on strength, 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 3 February 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 19 February 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 15 April 1917. Admitted to No. 3 Stationary Hospital, 17 April 1917 (gun shot wounds, neck). Marched in from hospital to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 21 April 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 2 May 1917.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 4 May 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 9 May 1917 (yun shot wound, right arm; compound fracture). Embarked for England, 19 May 1917; admitted to Princess Christian Hospital, 20 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Berri', 1 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney, 30 December 1917.

Discharged from the AIF, 22 June 1918 (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right arm; amputation).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death2 August 1968
Place of burialNewcastle Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium

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