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Joseph Mark HIRST

Regimental number4691
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o J W Hirst, State School, Eton, via Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Joseph W Hirst, State School, Eton, via Mackay, Queensland
Previous military serviceArtillery Volunteer Force, Brisbane and Townsville, QLD
Enlistment date23 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Persia on 10 August 1915
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBirr Cross Roads Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 8), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Helena HIRST, State School, Aspley, Queensland. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrother: W HIRST, obtained Military Medal. Step Brother: T Hensley, obtained Commission as Lieutenant.

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