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Joseph PUCKERIDGE

Regimental number3900
Place of birthCamden, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressFlinders Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.5"
Weight177 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Puckeridge, Flinders Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This stretcher bearer did remarkably good work during the attack on POLYGON WOOD on 26th September 1917. He worked unceasingly under heavy shell fire tending the wounded and removing them to places of safety. His bravery and coolness under fire inspired those near him and his work was most willingly done.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date18 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.

Transferred to 55th Bn, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, 20 june 1916; disembarked Marseilles, france, 29 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devanha', 8 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 18 August 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 April 1951
Age at death60
Place of burialWollongong General Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PUCKERIDGE Joseph

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