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Joseph READ

Regimental number188
Date of birth--/10/1880
Place of birth47 Townsend Cottages, Marylebone, London, England
SchoolRailway Street National School, Barnes, Middlesex, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia47
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mr Hindmarsh, Washington Street, Hilton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, Arthur Read, 85 Greyhound Road, Fulham, London W, England
Previous military serviceServed for 7 years in the 1st and 2nd Bns, Dorsetshire Regt. Fought in South African War 1900-1901; received a Medal and 5 Bars.
Enlistment date31 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, Naval and Military Forces - Special Tropical Corps (Nov 1914)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Eastern on 28 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion, AN&MEF
FateDied of disease 11 February 1915
Age at death50
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Brother: Mr. A. READ, 28 Aspenlea Road, Hammersmith, London, W.6. Native of Marylebone, London, England
Other details

War service: Rabaul

Embarked from Sydney, 25 January 1915; died of blackwater fever, 11 February 1915.

Personal effects sold on the advice of Headquarters, Rabaul, for three pounds ten shillings.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death11 February 1915
Age at death50

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