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Joseph ARDEN

Regimental number7440
Date of birth21 May 1898
Place of birthEuchareena, New South Wales
SchoolEuchareena Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, L Arden, Woodland, Euchareena, via Orange, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Enlisted, Dubbo, 24 August 1916, and allotted to 7th Reinforcements, 45th Bn, Barrow Camp, Kiama, 27 August 1916, with regimental no. 2858. Admitted to hospital, Kiama, 14-20 September 1916 (non-venereal disease).

Embarked from Sydney, 31 October 1917, with regimental no. 7440; disembarked Devonport, 26 December 1917, and marched in to 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny.

Taken on strength, 4th Bn, 25 April 1918. Wounded in action, 15 June 1918 (gun shot wound, face). Invalided to England and admitted to Pavilion General Hospital, Brighton, 22 June 1918. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital (fractured jaw), 8 July 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 30 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 6 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death4 July 1997
Age at death99
Place of burialCremated: ashes interred in Pinegrove Lawn Cemetery, Eastern Creek, New South Wales

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