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Joseph RHODES

Regimental number6381
Place of birthLeeds England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPrinter's engineer
Address11 Mangie Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, J Rhodes, 11 Mangie Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 3rd October, 1918, near ESTREES, north of ST. QUENTIN, this soldier proceeded to a wounded companion through 150 yards of heavy shell fire, dressed his wound and helped him to shelter. Later in the day he was alone at a Motor Loading Post, devoid of cover, and though wounded himself, he remained with a severely wounded man under heavy shell fire for over an hour, and tended him until he could be rescued.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 June 1953

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