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Joseph James RILEY

Regimental number2216
Place of birthWarracknabeal, Victoria
SchoolState School, Warracknabeal, Victoria
AddressPynsent Street, Horsham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J J Riley, Pynsent Street, Horsham, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of pneumonia, Taplow, England.
FateDied of disease 12 July 1918
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialCliveden War Cemetery (Grave No. 32), Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Horsham Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Joseph and Harriett (d. 18 June 1919; bu. Horsham Cemetery) RILEY, Dimboola, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin (1st): 5119 Patrick BRENNAN, 24th Bn, killed in action, 3 May 1917.
Other details

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

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