Joseph OPIE

Badge Number: 92301 / 54835, Sub Branch: Quorn
92301 / 54835

OPIE, Joseph

Service Numbers: 7532, S212658
Enlisted: 20 August 1917, Quorn, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 December 1895
Home Town: Norwood (SA), South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness, Adelaide, South Australia, 11 December 1945, aged 49 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Parachilna & Region Honour Roll, St Peters Spicer Memorial Church Stained Glass Window Honor Roll WW1 (1)
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 7532, Quorn, South Australia
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 7532, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 7532, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
24 Apr 1918: Imprisoned Villers-Bretonneux, POW camp Gardelegan, Germany

World War 2 Service

24 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, S212658, Keswick, South Australia

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Joseph OPIE was born on 25th December, 1895 in Johannesburg, South Africa

His parents were Walter OPIE & Harriet REYNOLDS who married in South Australia in 1885

He married Ethel Gertrude  SURIDGE in South Australia in 1925