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Joseph Thomas GUMPATZES

Regimental number3250
Place of birthHilton, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLogan Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 6"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alice Gumpatzes, Logan Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A57 Malakuta on 27 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Discharge date12 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 27 June 1916; disembarked Devonport, 22 August 1916; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Larkhill, 24 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 November 1916; marched in to 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 12 November 1916.

Marched out to 5th Division Headquarters, 9 February 1917.

Attached to 1st ANZAC Corps Headquarters from 31st Bn, no date stated.

Marched in to 1st ANZAC Reinforcement Camp, 12 July 1917.

Marched in to 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 16 July 1917.

Marched out to England, 10 August 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 11 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked, 18 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit, senility and rheumatism), 12 December 1917.

Total war service: 1 year 275 days (of which 1 year 145 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 August 1936
SourcesNAA: B2455, GUMPATZES Joseph Thomas

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