Service Number: 743
Enlisted: 3 December 1915, Enlisted at West Maitland, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 35th Infantry Battalion
Born: New Delaval, Northumberland, England, 1881
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: New Delaval, Northumberland, England
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 April 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

3 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 743, 35th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at West Maitland, NSW
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, 743, 35th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, 743, 35th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 743, Gunshot wounds to the chest and wrist. Invalided to England on the 15 June 1917

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 26 year

Son of Annie Crawford of 28 Brick Row, Newsham, England.

Next of kin was given as his uncle Robert Coussons of New Delaval, Northumberland, England. In his Will Joseph bequeathed all his belongings to his Uncle Robert and his Aunt Margaret

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal