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Joseph PACE

Regimental number646
Place of birthValletta, Malta
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCoventry Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 5.75"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinAlfred Pace
Previous military serviceServed in the Navy.
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1915
Discharge date15 April 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Found guilty, 5 January 1915, of being absent from parade: awarded 7 days' confined to braacks.

Found guilty, 26 February 1915, of being absent from picquet: awarded 24 hours' detention.

Found guilty, District Court Martial, 2 March 1915, of using threatening language to his superior officer: awarded 14 days' detention.

Found guilty, 2 March 1915, of improper behaviour on defaulters' parade: awarded 1 day's confined to barracks.

OC, C Company reported: '... Correspondence inspecyted by D.P.M. discloses low condition of morale and associates here and in Australia and he is not a desirable character. He was born in Malta and of maltese stock and about 14 years ago was in business in Alexandria.'

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 21 March 1915 (misconduct); disembarked and discharged, Melbourne, 15 April 1915.
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Joseph PACHE; see 808 Joseph PACHE for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PACE Joseph

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