Joseph Stanley (Joe) WRAY

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WRAY, Joseph Stanley

Service Number: 1761
Enlisted: 2 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clarendon, South Australia, 16 November 1888
Home Town: Callington, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 10 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

2 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1761, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1761, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1761, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
10 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1761, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography

"LATE PTE. J. S. WRAY

CALLINGTON, September 20.— On Tuesday news was received that another of our local soldiers had fallen at the front, Pte. J. S. (Joe) Wray was killed in action in France on August 10. He left here with reinforcements on April 11. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray, of Callington."from the Adelaide Observer 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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