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Joseph Roy DANIELS

Regimental number3367
Date of birth21 March 1896
Place of birthRhyndaston, Tasmania
SchoolSt. Virgils College, Hobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Carnell, 41 Murray Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, B Pamment, 3 Watford Heath, Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Enlistment date26 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of the 18th/19th September, 1917, between the hours of 10.30 and 11 p.m., on the MENIN ROAD about 500 yards east of YPRES near HELLFIRE CORNER Lieutenant WILLISON was in charge of a party of ammunition wagons. At this point the column came under heavy shell fire. Driver DANIELS immediately helped to unhood the horses showing great coolness. As soon as all were clear Lieutenant WILLISON ordered all men to take cover and mounted his horse to go after the teams. The horse was immediately shot under him. Gunner DANIELS ran along the road in the face of the heavy shelling to the assistance of Lieutenant WILLISON who had been stunned by the fall. He succeeded in getting the Officer clear of the shelling. The action of this soldier was an example to all ranks and no doubt saved many casualties that may have happened in the column.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 May 1972
Age at death76
Place of burialSydney, New South Wales

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