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Joseph John EMBLIDGE

Regimental number6764
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation cook
AddressBendee Downs Station via Cunnamulla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 4.125"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J J Emblidge, PO, Winton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 September 1916
Place of enlistmentCharleville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date9 July 1918
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Brisbane, 17 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 30 January 1917.

Marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, England, 30 January 1917.

Sick to Group Hospital (influenza), 19 February 1917; admitted to 1st Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 20 February 1917; to 4th Southern General Hospital, Plymouth, 8 March 1917; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield (valvular disease of the heart) , 3 May 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 May 1917.

Found guilty, 6 August 1917, of overstaying leave from 11:00pm until 11:30pm: awarded 3 days’ confined to barracks.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Suevic’, 21 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 7 June 1918; discharged, Brisbane (medically unfit: heart trouble), 9 July 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EMBLIDGE Joseph John

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