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Joseph William Patrick SHEERAN

Regimental number3941
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressMalvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Fisher, Rokewood, Glenview Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES, on 20th September 1917, when the No. 1 of his Lewis Gun team was hit, Private SHEERAN took the gun and men forward. He located and put out of action a small enemy party, who were offering a stubborn resistance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked from Australia, 23 November 1915. Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 22 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 2 April 1916.

Proceeded to England (tonsillitis), 9 October 1916; rejoined unit, 7 January 1917. Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left arm), 10 August 1918; evacuated to England, 13 August 1918; discharged from hospital, 19 August 1918. Commenced return to Australia, 20 December 1918; discharged, 4 April 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death13 September 1950
Place of burialNudgee Cemetery

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