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Joseph Edward WILESMITH

Regimental number33683
Place of birthWatsonville, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressStannary Hills, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 10"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frank G Wilesmith, Stannary Hills, Queensland
Previous military serviceYes. N.I.N. Expired Force. 44 days Demobilised.
Enlistment date29 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1916
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Susan WILESMITH
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 19 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 12 May 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 December 1924
Age at death32
Place of burialCairns Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILESMITH Joseph Edward

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