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Joseph RICHARDSON

Regimental number2021
Place of birthJarrow On Tyne England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o Mr H Smith, Cairn Hill, Bannockburn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMr Richardson, 49 Waller Street, Jarrow-on-Tyne, Durham, England
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. displayed very great gallantry on 26th September, 1917, at BELLEWARDE RIDGE, east of YPRES by directing his squad through heavy shell fire. This N.C.O. by his tact and personal example kept his squad working during along period and under very trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 October 1968
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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