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Joseph FURLONGER

Regimental number497
Place of birthWardell, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressBallina Street, Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Frederick Furlonger, Ballina Street, Lismore, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Discharge date23 May 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; disembarked Brisbane, 12 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 23 May 1917.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death2 May 1929
Age at death34
Place of burialCairns Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, FURLONGER Joseph

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