Joseph James CHURCHETT

CHURCHETT, Joseph James

Service Number: 1518
Enlisted: 1 March 1915
Last Rank: Pay Sergeant
Last Unit: Army Pay Corps (AIF)
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 22 June 1894
Home Town: Edwardstown, Marion, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 17 August 1958, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Section: Eyre; Path #24; E/W: W; Site #38. (in family grave)
Memorials: Kapunda District WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1518
31 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1518, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1518, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
4 Sep 1915: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
10 Jan 1917: Promoted Australian Army (Post WW2), Sergeant, 27th Infantry Battalion
13 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Pay Sergeant, Army Pay Corps (AIF)
5 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Pay Sergeant, SN 1518

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Rootsweb ID: I372958 Birth Record 22 June 1894 in Adelaide, South Australia
(Source: South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 545 Page: 239 District: Ade.)

Father Joseph James CHURCHETT (b. 12/7/1856 Adelaide, SA - d. 27/3/1945)  and
Mother Sarah Ann Churchett (nee KIRKWOOD),
living at 23 Regent Street, Adelaide, SA (later 79 Archer Street, North Adelaide, SA)

Father Joseph James Churchett's
2nd marriage - Mary Churchett (nee DANIELL) - b.29/5/1963, Virginia, South Australia

Previous service:  2yrs 9mths in 23rd Light Horse Regiment

Described on enlisting as 20 yrs 9 mths old; single; 5' 7 /4" tall; 154 lbs;
dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair; Methodist

1/3/1915       enlisted at Keswick, SA
                     appointed to B Company, Infantry Base Depot

16/4/1915     transferred to 1st reinforcements

31/5/1915     embarked from Port Adelaide, SA, onboard HMAT A2 Geelong
                    as a Private in  27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement

31/8/1915     taken on strength - Private in 27th Battalion

4/9/1915       embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, ANZAC, to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces

30/11/1915    sick with jaundice - admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli Peninsula
                     transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, Galllipoli Peninsula
                     transferred to hospital ship (HS) Karapara

4/12/1915      sick with jaundice - admitted to St Andrews Hospital, Malta
13/2/1916      discharged from hospital
                     embarked onboard HT Sila

6/3/1916        rejoined unit, Cairo, Egypt

15/3/1916      proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
21/3/1916      disembarked into Marseilles, France

29/5/1916      proceeded to England on leave (furlo)
8/6/1916        rejoined Battalion in France

7/11/1916      promoted to Corporal with 27th Battalion, in France

10/1/1917      promoted to Sergeant with 27th Battalion, in France

13/4/1917      transferred to Army Pay Corps, Etaples, France

13/4/1917      taken on strength of Australian Pay Corps, as Pay Sergeant

3/9/1917        proceeded on leave to England
15/9/1917      rejoined unit

25/2/1918      on leave to Paris, France
5/3/1918        rejoined unit from leave

28/8/1918      Paris, France - A member of the 2nd Division Athletic Team

6/10/1918      to AIF Depots in UK
8/10/1918      disembarked at Folkestone, England, on duty from Fance and report to

13/11/1918    proceeded overseas to France, via Folkestone (on completion of duty)

12/3/1919      marched out for return to Australia
25/3/1919      1915-16 Personnel to return to Australia - marched out to England
26/3/1919      disembarked Weymouth, England
26/3/1919      marched in to No.1 Com Depot

26/4/1919      attached for duty, ex Sutton Veny, London
                     marched out to Headquarters AIF, London

8/10/1919      Returned to Australia onboard HT Benalla, ex England
                     (eligible for 15 days extra leave)
22/11/1919    disembarked into Australia

proceeded to Sydney on duty, Headquarters Pay Staff

5/3/1920        discharged from service

Medals:           194/15 Star medal (5957), British War medal (3165) and Victory medal (3138)

Married:          Violet Beatrice Churchett (nee Williams) - b. 1898 - d.19/8/1953
                     (buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, SA
                                    Section: Eyre; Path #25; E/W: E; Site #38)
Son:               Colin Churchett
Son:               Murray Churchett
Daughter:        Valerie Churchett - m. Wright
Son:                Trevor Churchett

Last lived at Edwardstown, South Australia

17/8/1958       passed away
Buried in:        West Terrace Cemetery (general), Adelaide, South Australia
                      Section: Eyre; Path #24; E/W: W; Site #38
                      (Grant Expires: 14/12/2031)
                      - buried with his father

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   14/7/2016.  Lest we forget.