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Josiah Clifton BONEHAM

Regimental number103
Place of birthKaita, Victoria
SchoolState School, Kiata, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 8"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Christina Boneham, Kaniva, Victoria
Previous military serviceRifle Club (2 years)
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollR103
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Squadron
FateDied of disease 15 October 1918
Date of death15 October 1918
Age at death28
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 19), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
180
Family/military connectionsSecond period of service: see R103 Josiah Clifton BONEHAM.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 16 May 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Ascania', 9 June 1915 (influenza); transferred to No 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, no date stated; discharged to duty, 22 June 1915.

Admitted to No 19 General Hospital, Alexandria, 8 July 1915 (varicole); transferred to England, 10 August 1915; to No 4 London General Hospital, 23 August 1915.

Found guilty, 29 November 1915, of being absent without leave, 29 November 1915: awarded 12 days' detention, and total forfeiture 24 days' pay.

Found guilty, 20 March 1916, of overstaying leave from 14 March 1916, until 18 March 1918: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeits 5 days' pay.

Embarked England, 25 March 1916; marched into 3rd Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 12 April 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Double Squadron, 23 June 1916; taken on strength of 3rd Double Squadron, 6 July 1916.

Admitted to No 1/2 East Lancs Field Ambulance, El Ferdau, 6 August 1916 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 7 August 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 11 August 1916 (debility); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 14 August 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Ascanius', 2 September 1916; disembarked Adelaide, 29 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BONEHAM Josiah Clifton

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