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Joseph CLOHESSY

Regimental number282
Place of birthAlberton, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCoorsley, SW, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W P Clohessy, Vincent Terrace, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 31 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll14667
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Motor Transport Section
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Served in Egypt and at Gallipoli. Suffered concussion from constant shelling, August 1915, and was evacuated to Cairo, then to Fremantle. Discharged as medically unfit, 24 October 1916. After his brother Harry was killed in September 1916, he re-enlisted, and served in France until being wounded, 1 July 1918. He was again discharged in Perth as medically unfit. His diary was presented to the Australian War Memorial in September 1992.

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4750 Pte Henry William CLOHESSY, 50th Bn, killed in action, France, 4 September 1916
Date of deathDied 1952

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