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John Joseph TILLEY

Regimental number193
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSturt, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Rose Tilley, Sturt, South Australia
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Discharge date15 July 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 18 December 1915. Treated for skin ailments, January-May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916. Joined 32nd Bn in the field, 2 August 1916.

Evacuated to England (influenza), 14 December 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 11 January 1917. Rejoined unit, 12 February 1917.

Wounded in action (gunshot wound, right arm), 5 March 1917; rejoined unit, 6 April 1917. Wounded in acton (second occasion), 23 October 1917; remained at duty. Evacuated to England (skin ailments), 4 November 191. Taken on strength, 5th Machine Gun Bn, France, 17 April 1918. Evacuated to England (influenza), 6 November 1918; discharged to furlough, 6 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Khyber', 31 March 1919; disembarked in Australia, 9 May 1919; discharged, 15 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 March 1977

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