The AIF Project

Joseph George CASSON

Regimental number2734
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Dixon Casson, 136 Curzon Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'For good work on the night of the 10th/11th April 1917 in the attack of the HINDENBURG LINE. Though he was the only man left in his platoon he continued to throw his bombs till the end and then slowly retired into original position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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