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Joseph Albert BUZACOTT

Regimental number4392
Place of birthClare, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArinagh, Clare, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 5.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Buzacott, Arinagh, Clare, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1917
Discharge date13 July 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, 25 March 1916; proceeded overseas to France from England, 25 July 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 26 July 1916; proceeded to join unit, 8 August 1916; taken on strength of the 27th Bn, 11 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium, 7 September 1916; transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station (rheumatic fever), 7 September 1916; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital (myalgia), Boulogne, 7 September 1916; to 14th Stationary Hospital, 25 September 1916; to 1st Convalescent Depot, 11 October 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 3 December 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 7 December 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital (age and debility), 13 December 1916; to England, 15 December 1916; admitted to 1st D.G. Hospital, 15 December 1916; granted furlough, 20 January 1917; marched into Perham Downs Command Depot from furlough, 6 February 1917; marched into Weymouth Command Depot, 24 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah'; disembarked, Adelaide, 5 June 1917; discharged (medically unfit: rheumatism and senility), Adelaide, 13 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BUZACOTT Joseph Albert

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