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Joseph Laurence REHN

Regimental number5081
Place of birthHoughton, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressCowell, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 8"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs H V R Rehn, Cowell, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 March 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Lincoln, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Discharge date7 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1917; disembarked Egypt, 16 January 1918; detrained Alexandria, 23 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918; entrained Taranto, 7 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, France, 14 February 1918; embarked for England, 14 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 February 1918, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford.

Transferred to 5th Pioneer Bn, 9 March 1918.

Marched in to 1st Training Brigade Signalling School for course on instruction, 23 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 January 1919; taken on strength, 5th Pioneer Bn, in the field, 25 January 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 9 April 1919; marched in to No 5 Group, Weymouth, 17 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 15 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 7 August 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death9 May 1939
Age at death54
Place of burialCowell Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, REHN Joseph Laurence

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