Joseph Lachlan HOOD


HOOD, Joseph Lachlan

Service Number: 3355
Enlisted: 4 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: State School Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 18 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3355, 24th Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3355, 24th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
26 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3355, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 8th Infantry Battalion, Egypt
18 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3355, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Family/military connections:

Brother: 2661 Pte Edward Duncan HOOD, 29th Bn, killed in action, 27 October 1916.