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Joseph ROBERTS

Regimental number2397
Place of birthKadina, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Roberts, Cowell, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialCowell Cemetery (Portion Methodist, Grave No. 229), South Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Rachael ROBERTS, Cowell, Franklin Harbour. Native of Kadina/Cowell, South Australia. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, South Australia.
Discharge date20 April 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board Ht' Beltana', 2 June 1919; diagnosed with tuberculosis on ship, and admitted to ship's hospital, 23 June 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 July 1919; on arrival sent to 7th Australian General Hospital and diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis; sent to Bedford Park Sanitorium, 2 August 1919; discharged from AIF (medically unfit), Adelaide, 20 April 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROBERTS Joseph

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