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Amedio Joseph FERRARIO

Regimental number7725
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCoke worker
AddressCorrimal, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32.2
Height5' 10"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs I Ferrario, Campbell Street, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAt sea
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date24 December 1919
Other details

War service: England

Tried by District Court Martial, 17 October 1917, of desertion: awarded 6 months' imprisonment with hard labour; sentence suspended, 28 February 1918; sentence remitted, 2 July 1918.

Appointed Acting Corporal, 25 June 1918.

Found guilty of stealing a barrel of beer from the Sergeants' Mess, 1st Training Bn: reduced to permanent grade of Private.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 8 October 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 29 November 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 24 December 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death27 August 1929
Age at death45
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 4135), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERRARIO Amedio Joseph

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