Joseph Victor TRUSCOTT

TRUSCOTT, Joseph Victor

Service Number: 3629
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Long Gully, Victoria, Australia, 4 January 1894
Home Town: Long Gully, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Letter Carrier
Died: Illness, Etaples, France, 9 December 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Grave Reference: XX. F. 6.,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawthorn Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3629, 21st Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
29 Dec 1915: Involvement 3629, 21st Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked 3629, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
25 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 60th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3629, 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
9 Dec 1916: Involvement Sergeant, 3629, 60th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Sgt 3629 Joseph Victor Truscott was admitted to St John Ambulance Brigade Hospital, Etaples on 2 December 1916 (trench foot).

He died there of disease (trench foot and septic pneumonia) a week later on 9 December 1916.