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Joseph Lucin VARCIN

Regimental number2223
Place of birthModane France
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRoma, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinEmile Varcin, Wallumbilla, Queensland
Enlistment date2 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Hobart Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At LAGNICOURT, FRANCE on 15th April 1917, L/Cpl. VARCIN who was in charge of a Lewis Gun team showed himself to be a leader of exceptional quality and courage. He brought his gun into play under heavy machine gun and rifle fire causing heavy losses to the enemy. He pushed his gun forward into prominent positions in full view of the enemy to obtain a better field of fire and gave covering fire to our troops. He was the first man to reach our original outpost lines where he again played havoc with the retiring enemy. His coolness and initiative were most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1976

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