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Regimental number4699
Place of birthNewry, Ireland
AddressClifton Road, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs W Payne, Clifton Road, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 25 May 1918

FateDied of wounds 4 October 1918
Place of burialTempleux-le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension (Row C, Grave No. 43), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on VILLE-SUR-ANCRE near ALBERT on the morning of 19th May, 1918. This man was a stretcher bearer and displayed great bravery and fearlessness in attending to the wounded. he carried badly wounded men through heavy shell fire to the R.A.P. and in spite of enemy snipers, thoroughly searched the ground in front of the advanced posts, in order to make certain that all wounded men had been carried in.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELLISON Joseph

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