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Joseph WAINE

Regimental number1054
Date of birth7 December 1890
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, G A Waine, Presswood Road, Heath Town, Staffs, England
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in making a daring personal reconnaissance up to the enemy's wire under machine-gun and rifle fire. He afterwards set a splendid example to his men in supervising the bombing attack on a hostile machine-gun position, keeping touch with the next company, and inspring his men to continue their efforts while the situation was still uncertain. He has on all occasions had a splendid effect on the morale of his men at critical moments.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Also served in World War II, British Armg, Far East.

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