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Joseph Edward SPARKES

Regimental number4105
Place of birthCrows Nest, Sydney New South Wales
SchoolHurstville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBotany Street, Carlton, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maggie Stirling Sparkes, North Parade, Campsie, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 November 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row F, Grave No.5), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Mary SPARKES; husband of Maggie SPARKES, Llandilo, St. Mary's, New South Wales. Native of Hurstville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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