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Joseph MEARNS

Regimental number1254
Date of birth13 June 1894
Place of birthSouth Shields, Durham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker
Addressc/o W Burdens, Ensay, East Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Mearns, SouthView Terrace, Felling, Gateshead-on-Tyne, England
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularTransferred to Divisional Ammunition Column, 11 March 1916. Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, 20 March 1916; arrived Marseilles, France, 27 March 1916. Transferred to 6th FAB, 3 November 1916, and posted to 18th Battery.
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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