Joseph James EARLS


EARLS, Joseph James

Service Number: 3804
Enlisted: 28 September 1915, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Callington, South Australia, 16 April 1886
Home Town: Callington, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Noreuil, France, 2 April 1917, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Row D, Grave 8
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3804, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
7 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3804, 27th Infantry Battalion
7 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3804, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide
2 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 27th Battalion to the 50th Battalion at Serapeum
4 Sep 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3804, 50th Infantry Battalion, Shell wound to the right leg and evacuated to England on 5 September 1916
2 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3804, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michael Earls and Ellen (nee Critchley) Earls of Callington, SA; brother of John Earls who returned to Australia on 5 July 1919 having served with the 5th Machine Gun Battalion, William Earls, Michael James Earls, Alice May Earls, Francis Phillip Earls, Gregory Leo Earls and Irene Mary Earls

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal