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Joseph DAGG

Regimental number48
Place of birthGresford, New South Wales
SchoolGresford Public School, New South wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEast Gresford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.2
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Dagg, East Gresford, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 November 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 June 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot V, Row, Grave No. 37), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah DAGG, East Gresford, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.

Marched out to 9th Training Bn, Lark Hill, 227 July 1916.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Parkhouse, 22 October 1916 (venereal disease); discharged from hospital, 23 November 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 33 days.

Found guilty, 12 December 1916, of whilst on Escort Duty allowing a prisoner to escape from custody: awarded 14 days' detention.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; rejoined 34th Bn, in the field, 5 January 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 2 February 1917 (sore feet); rejoined unit, 8 February 1917.

Detached to 2nd Tunnelling Company, 7 February 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 2 April 1917.

Admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 18 April 1917 (appendicitis); discharged to unit, 21 April 1917.

Marched out to Convalescent Camp, 29 May 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 13 August 1917.

Killed in action, 28 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAGG Joseph

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