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Joseph James EARLS

Regimental number3804
Place of birthCallington, South Australia
SchoolPublic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCallington, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Earls, Callington, South Australia
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Ellen EARLS. Native of Callington, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3803 Pte John Vincent EARLS, 5th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919; Cousins: 3804 Pte Edward Leo EARLS, 32nd Bn, returned to Australia, 6 May 1919; 4412 Pte Francis Phillip EARLS, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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