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Joseph Charles SLOPER

Regimental number2518
Place of birthArarat Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMcNeil Street, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, William George Sloper, McNeil Street, Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When an ammunition dump was fired by enemy shelling he dashed into the burning dump and rescued and carried away several wounded men under heavy shell fire and frequent explosions. He set a fine example of courage in difficult circumstances.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Date of death6 May 1969

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