Ernest Southy Whish JOYNER

JOYNER, Ernest Southy Whish

Service Number: 350
Enlisted: 19 April 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Samsonvale, Qld., 6 March 1890
Home Town: Samson Vale, Moreton Bay, Queensland
Schooling: Allorns College Brisbane
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, Somme, France, 29 July 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Samford War Memorial, Samson Vale Honour Board, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

19 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 350, 26th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
24 May 1915: Involvement Private, 350, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
24 May 1915: Embarked Private, 350, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
29 Jul 1916: Involvement Corporal, 350, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 350 awm_unit: 26th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-07-29

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Ernest's parents were William Charles Joyner and Louisa Fuller. The Joyner family were early pioneers of the district, Ernest's grandfather
William Joyner in 1845 leased all land on the south side of the North Pine River. He named the station Samson Vale. Ernest's father was elected in March 1880 to the first Caboolture Divisional Board. Ernest was living in Samsonvale when he enlisted on 19 April 1915
he was the sixth of nine children. Ernest's occupation was listed as a dairy farmer. Ernest was killed in action. Two of Ernest's brothers enlisted Allan [64363] and Wilfred [2200], they both returned to Australia.

A memorial service was held on Sunday in the Presbyterian Church at Samson Vale for the late Corporal Ernest Joyner, who was the first voluneeer from Samson Vale, and who was killed in action in France on July 29.  The Rev. T Leyden, who chose for his subject "The Trial of Abraham's Faith."  delivered an impressive address.  The pulpit was fitly draped in balck, and also showed the Australian flag and the colours of the battalion to which the late Corporal Joyer belonged.