John William (Jack) JOEL MM

JOEL, John William

Service Numbers: 1850, 69315
Enlisted: 15 January 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Aircraftman
Last Unit: 2 Embarkation Depot
Born: The Spit, New South Wales, 5 November 1895
Home Town: Balmoral, Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Mosman Public School
Occupation: Shipwright
Died: Natural causes, Sydney, New South Wales, 2 January 1967, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Mosman War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1850, Liverpool, New South Wales
17 Mar 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1850, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
17 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1850, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1850, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
4 Oct 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Broodseinde Ridge
9 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1850, 4th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

26 Aug 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 69315, Sydney, New South Wales
8 Feb 1943: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 69315, 2 Embarkation Depot

Awarded the Military Medal

4th Battalion 1850 Sargent John JOELl

For conspiouous bravery and devotion to duty at BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES or 4th 1917. This N.C.O was sent with an advance part to reconnoitre and guide the Company into position in the forward area. The party was broken up by heavey enemy barrage and the greater part became casualties. Sgt. JOEL pressed forward reconnoitred and alone guided 4 platoons to their positions. His courage and skill as a guide saved his Comany heavy casualities. During the advance of his platoon to the 2nd objective he did excellent work in reorganising at great personal danger. His cheerfullness and bravery were beyond praise.

C.O. Military
4th En., Medal.

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