Joseph Lindley (Joe) SCALES DSO, MM, MiD

SCALES, Joseph Lindley

Service Numbers: 1738, V83329
Enlisted: 12 June 1915, Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: Australian Military Forces HQ
Born: Mitta Mitta, Victoria, 25 July 1895
Home Town: Mitta Mitta, Towong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Contractor
Died: Macleod, Victoria, 29 July 1967, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1738, Seymour, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1738, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1738, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
7 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 24th Infantry Battalion
17 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 24th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion
5 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN 1738, 24th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (buttock)
27 Aug 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Pozières, Near BAPUAME on the 15th March 1917 this N.C.O. led a small patrol in broad daylight along a shallow gap right up to the enemy trenches getting through two heavy lines of wire where he remained half-an-hour and obtained valuable information urgently needed for an attack some hours later
20 Sep 1917: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, Menin Road, Conduct 20th to 21st Sept 1917
9 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 24th Infantry Battalion
12 Oct 1917: Honoured Companion of the Distinguished Service Order, 1st Passchendaele, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in capturing a strong point 150 yards in front of our line. This he did single handed. By the effective use of his rifle he killed four of the enemy in the post and two more as they tried to escape. He rushed the post from a distance of fifty yards and captured the machine gun. His devotion and courage inspired his men to further efforts, including the capture of five prisoners.
18 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 23rd Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

27 Mar 1940: Enlisted Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Captain, SN V83329, South Melbourne, Victoria
19 Feb 1947: Discharged Citizen Military Forces (CMF) / Militia - WW2, Captain, SN V83329, Australian Military Forces HQ

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