Joseph Stewart NEELY

Regimental number4018
Place of birthAberdeen, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDoyle's Creek, Jerry's Plains, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bennett, Rozler's Creek, Jerry's Plains, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4018a
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date7 December 1919
Other details

War service: enlisted Newcastle, New South Wales, 31 August 1915. Embarked from Australia, 7 January 1916; arrived Egypt. Embarked from Alexandria to join British Expeditionary Force, 29 March; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, Etaples, with influenza, 28 May 1916; transferred to 24th General Hospital (Isolation Ward), Etaples, 1 June 1916; discharged to duty, 22 June 1916. Transferred to 1st Pioneer Bn and taken on strength, 29 June 1916. Re-allotted No. 4018A, 8 August 1917. On leave in the United Kingdom, 30 August-14 September 1917. Detached to 21st Machine Gun Company, 16 August-2 September 1917.

Granted furlough to United Kingdom, 2 October 1918; rejoined Battalion, 18 October 1918. Sick to hospital, 20 October 1918: venereal disease (total treatment 54 days). Marched out to unit, 31 December 1918. Rejoined Battalion in France, 7 January 1919, and detached for duty with Australian Corps School.

Marched out for return to Australia, 8 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Main', 23 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 15 October 1919; discharged, 7 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal