Joseph (Joe) WAINE MC & Bar

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WAINE, Joseph

Service Numbers: 1054, Officer
Enlisted: 7 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: Unspecified Indian Units
Born: Wolverhampton, England, 7 December 1890
Home Town: Second Valley, Yankalilla, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Bhopal, India, 21 May 1941, aged 50 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Kirkee War Cemetery
(VIII.C.8.) Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
Memorials: Adelaide Grand Masonic Lodge WW1 Honour Board, Unley U.A.O.D. Britannia Lodge No 32 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1054, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1054, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1054, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1054, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
7 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 10th Infantry Battalion
26 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 50th Infantry Battalion
1 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 50th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, SN 1054, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
11 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion
2 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 50th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
27 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 50th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

16 May 1941: Promoted Indian Army, Second Lieutenant , Unspecified Indian Units

Military Cross Citation

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in making a daring personal reconnaissance up to the enemy's wire under machine-gun and rifle fire. He afterwards set a splendid example to his men in supervising the bombing attack on a hostile machine-gun position, keeping touch with the next company, and inspiring his men to continue their efforts while the situation was still uncertain. He has on all occasions had a splendid effect on the morale of his men at critical moments.

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Biography contributed by Nathan Rohrlach

During World War Two Joseph Waine served the Indian Army. On the 16th of May 1941, just several days shy of his ultimate death, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant. At this time he was attached as a guard to one of India’s POW Camps, most probably to one of the seven camps located in the city of Bhopal in Central India, which guarded mostly Italian Prisoners of War. Five days later Joseph Waine died whilst on active service. The cause of his death is currently unknown. On 22 May 1941, his body was taken to Kirkee War Cemetery, near Bombay where he was buried. He was 50 years old and was survived by his brother S Waine who was living at Port Road, Hindmarsh in South Australia.

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