Joseph Colin WESTON

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WESTON, Joseph Colin

Service Number: 2304
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Lithgow, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 53rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, January 1897
Home Town: Lithgow, Lithgow, New South Wales
Schooling: Lithgow Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Mine labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 October 1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lithgow War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lithgow, New South Wales
30 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2304, 19th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2304, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
7 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2304, 53rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"2304 Private Joseph Colin Weston, 19th Battalion from Lithgow, New South Wales. A 19 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 27 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 4th Reinforcements of the 19th Battalion from Sydney on 30 September 1915 aboard HMAT Argyllshire. Following further training in Egypt, he deployed to France where he was wounded in action on 24 April 1916. After being evacuated to England for medical treatment, he returned to France and was transferred to the 53rd Battalion on 7 October1916. He was wounded in action for the second time on 25 October and died of these wounds on 27 October 1916. Pte Weston was buried at Sheet Albert , now Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, near Amiens, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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