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Paul Hamilton Morris JOSEPH

Regimental number3451
Place of birthCarlton, Tasmania
SchoolCarlton State School; Hutchins School, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionCongregational
OccupationMinister of Gospel
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 4.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Leigh Joseph, Welland Avenue, Welland, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Unit name48th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMonument Wood, France
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row R, Grave No 23), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Morris and Emma JOSEPH; Wife: Dorothy L. JOSEPH, Morrisdale, Carlton, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1841 Pte Eile JOSEPH, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 November 1918; 5733 Pte Morris Pitt Gladstone JOSEPH, 12th Bn, killed in action, 6 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 10 February 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 2 May 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Transferred to Australian Flying Corps, 17 July 1917, and attached to 29th Training Squadron, Shawbury, 19 July 1917.

Marched into 12th Training Bn from attachment duty, 31 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 16 September 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 30 October 1917; Temporary Corporal, 24 April 1918.

Reported missing in action, 3 May 1918; subsequently posted as killed in action, 3 May 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOSEPH Paul Hamilton Morris

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