Joseph Lawrence STONE

STONE, Joseph Lawrence

Service Number: 3244
Enlisted: 9 August 1915, Holdsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Alexandria, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Horse driver
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 23 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tenterfield & Districts Fallen Soldiers Roll of Honor Light Horse, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3244, 19th Infantry Battalion, Holdsworthy, New South Wales
30 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3244, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
30 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3244, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3244, 4th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3244 awm_unit: 4th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-07-23

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Joseph Stone was reported to have been killed instantly when hit by shellfire on the 23 July 1916 at Pozieres.

He was the older brother of 178 Lance Sergeant Robert Eagles Stone 33rd Battalion AIF, killed in action at Morlancourt 7 May, 1918, age 27.


"...3244 Private Joseph Lawrence Stone 19th (later 4th) Battalion of Alexandria, NSW. Son of Albert Eagles Stone, and Catherine Stone. A horse-driver prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Suevic (A29) on 30 December 1915. He was killed in action on 23 July 1916 near Pozieres, France, aged 28. He was buried in the vicinity of Pozieres. Post war, his grave was not found and he is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (