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Joseph William RANKIN

Regimental number2749
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway empleyee
Address25 Green Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Olive Rankin, 25 Green Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceMilitia - about 6 years 12th Aust. Inf 1st Bat.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 21 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ella RANKIN
Discharge date1 August 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Hobart, 5 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit) Hobart, 1 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 August 1929
Age at death46
Place of burialCarr Villa Cemetery, Launceston, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, RANKIN Joseph William

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