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Joseph Dudley WESTWOOD

Regimental number5787
Place of birthCroydon New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressMaidley, Romsay Street, Waitara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Westwood, Maidley, Romsay Street, Waitara, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 3 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a fighting patrol. He captured an enemy patrol, and, going forward again, he encountered a large party of the enemy. After a fight against strong opposition, in which four of the enemy were killed, he skilfully withdrew his party, bringing back two of his men who had been wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1987

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