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Regimental number6524
Place of birthNottingham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachine mechanic
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 7.5"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs R Cheetham, 152 Victoria Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 'Irregular Volunteers'; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date9 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 January 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date25 February 1918
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Borda', 26 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit: pulmonary tuberculosis), Sydney, 25 February 1918.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death23 April 1951
Age at death70
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CHEETHAM Joseph

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