Joseph Henry WILLIAMS

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WILLIAMS, Joseph Henry

Service Number: 5095
Enlisted: 21 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 11 May 1895
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, France, 27 November 1916, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hindmarsh Federated Brick, Tile & Pottery Industrial Union Roll of Honor, Moonta Mines Public School Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

21 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5095, 27th Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5095, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide
27 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5095, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE J. H. WILLIAMS.

Mr. and Mrs. Josephus H. Williams, of Coglin-street, Brompton Park, have been officially notified that their eldest son, Private J.H. Williams, of the 32nd (late 27th) Battalion, was killed in action in France on November 27. He 21 years of age on May 11, 1916, and enlisted on March 21. Private Williams left for England on June 23, and had a short stay there before leaving for the front in France on September 29. Before enlisting he worked for Messrs Michell & Sons, of Hindmarsh, for many years." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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