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Joseph William ELMS

Regimental number1910
Place of birthBoorowa New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressCooks Myalls, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, William Elms, Wattanondra via Cowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2328 Pte Ernest Reed ELMS, 12th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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