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Joseph HALL

Regimental number4197
Place of birthDurham England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address3 Walcot Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Hall, 3 Walcot Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 9 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For his heroic action in rescuing a comrade during enemy attack near DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on April 5th, 1918. After his Company had withdrawn, Private HALL discovered that one of his section was missing. Without hesitation he ran out under a hurricane barrage of Machine Gun and shell fire a distance of 800 yards and carried back his mate to safety. Although exhausted he persisted in bandaging his mate and assisting in carrying him to the R.A.P. This set a fine example to his Company of disregard for danger and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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