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Regimental number1901
Other NamesJoseph Ambrose
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Alford, Old Moreville Road, Burnie, Tasmania
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2302
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1919
Discharge date22 March 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned to Australia (suffering venereal disease), 2 September 1915. Re-enlisted, 25 January 1916, and returned from Australia with 4th Reinforcements, 58th Bn, 14 September 1916. Wounded in action, 25 September 1917.

Attached for duty with 59th Bn, 21 February 1919.

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

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