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Regimental number189
Place of birthWindsor New South Wales
True NameEYERS, Joseph
ReligionChurch of England
Address84 Wellington Street, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Flecknell, 84 Wellington Street, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

FateKilled in Action 21 June 1916
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 31), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
True Family Name : Joseph EYERS

Military Medal

'With Pte G. Howard he held an advanced bombing post 8 yards from enemy front line trench, and continually bombed enemy during the 10 hours preceding final withdrawal. They remained after all our front line trenches had been evacuated, to light time fuses on bombs, set to deceive the enemy. Both showed considerable endurance, ingenuity and pluck in maintaining normal bombing on Russell Top, where 300 bombs were thrown nightly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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