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Joseph William PAUL

Regimental number1603
Place of birthCalstock, Cornwall, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMildura, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 2"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Ephraim Sullivan Paul, Calstock, Cornwall, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.

Transferred to D Company, 31st Bn, 11 February 1916.

Transferred to Pioneer Bn, Tel el Kebir, and taken on strength, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 January 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, from leave, 24 January 1918.

On leave to England, 16 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 1 December 1918.

Marched out to England, 31 January 1919, for return to Australia; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board Ht 'Trases Montes', 8 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 15 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Age at death given as 76 in burial register.
Date of death15 May 1964
Age at death82
Place of burialRed Cliffs Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAUL Joseph William

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