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Joseph FALLS

Regimental number12283
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.5"
Weight172 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Falls, 208 Old Park Road, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date13 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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Taken on strength, No 4 Section, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Cairo, 29 February 1916; transferred to 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 7 March 1916; taken on strength, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, 8 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Joined Base Depot, Etaples, France, 11 April 1916.

Taken on strength, No 4 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, France, 16 June 1916.

Mustered as Driver, France, 21 July 1917.

On Command to Trench Mortar School, France, 1 October 1916; rejoined unit, 16 October 1916.

To England on leave, 13 August 1917; rejoined unit, 13 August 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 9 October 1917; remained on duty.

To England on leave, 19 March 1918; rejoined unit, 6 April 1918.

To Divisional Trench Mortar Office, Belgium, 20 October 1918; rejoined unit, 1 November 1918.

Found guilty, 11 February 1919, of being late on parade, 10 February 1919; awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

Marched out from Belgium for return to Australia, 28 March 1919; arrived Havre, France, 3 April 1919; marched into England, 4 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, from Devonport, on board HT ‘Soudan’, 12 May 1919; disembarked, Fremantle, 21 June 1919; discharged, Perth, 13 August 1919.

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

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