Joseph AKERS

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AKERS, Joseph

Service Number: 3002
Enlisted: 8 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Locksley, Victoria, 1887
Home Town: Locksley, Strathbogie, Victoria
Schooling: Locksley State School, Victoria
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, date not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

8 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3002, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3002, 21st Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 21st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

21 Battalion

Rank - Private

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Serapeum, Egypt, 24 February 1916.

26 March 191 Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 6;

31 March 1916 Disembarked, Marseilles

1 July 1916 Wounded in action, France

1 July 1916 Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance (shell shock)

4 July 1916 Discharged to duty

6 July 1916Rejoined 7th Bn

23-26 July 1916 Wounded in action, France

25 July 1916 Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound, right thigh), France

25 July 1916 Admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station

26 July 1916 Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen

Transferred to Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 31 July 1916.

20 August 1916 Marched in, 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples

28 August 1916 Admitted to 24th General Hospital (diphtheria), Etaples

29 September 1916 Transferred to Convalescent Depot (tonsillitis), Etaples

30 October 1916 Discharged to base details 

30 October 1916 Marched in, 1st Australian Divisional Base Details, Etaples

12 November 1916Rejoined 7th Bn, in the field

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of George and Catherine Akers, of Locksley, Victoria. Brother of Corporal Mark AKERS, 46th Bn, killed in action, 11 June 1917

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