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Joseph Francis BORGER

Regimental number2351
Place of birthKempsey New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressWarneton, Kempsey, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, H J Borger, Warneton, Kempsey, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 14 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


'Consistent marked courage and initiative in handling men and showing fine example.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 2 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4628 Pte Michael Cassin BORGER, 4th Machine Gun Bn, killed in action, Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, 26 September 1917
Other details

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

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