Joseph Roy DANIELS MM

DANIELS, Joseph Roy

Service Number: 3367
Enlisted: 6 October 1914, at Claremont
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Rhyndaston, Tasmania, Australia, 21 March 1896
Home Town: Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: St. Virgils College
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Heart failure, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 29 May 1972, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

6 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3367, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , at Claremont
21 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3367, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade
21 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 3367, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Thirty-Seven, Newcastle
18 Sep 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Menin Road, On the night of the 18th/19th September, 1917, between the hours of 10.30 and 11 p.m., on the MENIN ROAD about 500 yards east of YPRES near HELLFIRE CORNER Lieutenant WILLISON was in charge of a party of ammunition wagons. At this point the column came under heavy shell fire. Driver DANIELS immediately helped to unhood the horses showing great coolness. As soon as all were clear Lieutenant WILLISON ordered all men to take cover and mounted his horse to go after the teams. The horse was immediately shot under him. Gunner DANIELS ran along the road in the face of the heavy shelling to the assistance of Lieutenant WILLISON who had been stunned by the fall. He succeeded in getting the Officer clear of the shelling. The action of this soldier was an example to all ranks and no doubt saved many casualties that may have happened in the column.

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