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Regimental number64062
Date of birth19 September 1879
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Occupation Electrical wireman
AddressCorner Kippax and Lacey Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38 years 9 months
Height5' 6.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Flora Agnes Holmes, Corner Kippax and Lacey Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name5th General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (New South Wales)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date16 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 10 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 16 October 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HOLMES Joseph

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