Joseph Clough

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Joseph Clough
Personal Information
Date of Birth c1879
Place of Birth Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Death 21 Sep 1950, aged 71
Place of Death Armadale, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 36 years old
Description 5'5" (1.65m) tall ; 126lb
"lb" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.
; dark complexion ; grey eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Mill hand
Religion Church of England
Address Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Margaret Clough
Military Information
Reg Number 5574
Date of Enlistment 14 Feb 1916
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 28th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement / 7th Brigade, 2nd Division
Date of Embarkation 26 Sep 1916 ‒ 20 Nov 1916
Ship Embarked On HMAT A52 Surada Fremantle to Plymouth
Date of Return 3 Mar 1919 ‒ 10 Apr 1919
Ship Returned On HMAT A14 Euripides Portland to Fremantle
Fate Wounded in Action 1 Jun 1918
Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

1901 Joseph married Margaret Fleming in Fremantle. Electoral Roll entries - 1903 - 1906 with wife Margaret at Ellen street, Fremantle, a labourer; 1910 - 1913 at No.6 Mill, Jarrahdale, a mill hand; 1916 - No 1. Mill by himself. Son Harry was born in Fremantle during 1904, a stillborn son in 1905 and another Raymond Victor, who was born in Jarrahdale during 1910 as was daughter Ivy I. A. in 1913. At enlistment it was noted that his wife was in the Hospital for the Insane, Claremont. (Post Natal Depression?). Margaret died in 1948.

War Service

Two weeks after entering camp, Joseph was allocated to the 15th reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion, and following the completion of basic training they departed Fremantle aboard HMAT A52 Surada on 22 Sep 1916 travelling with the draft to England where they disembarked at Plymouth on 20 Nov 1916.

On 21 Dec 1916 he proceeded overseas to France on the HMT Princesse Clementine from Folkestone. He was taken on strength by the 28th Battalion on 18 Jan 1917 who were then in billets at Buire, west and south of Albert. Ill with influenza from 22 Feb 1917 until 26 Mar 1917, he was initially seen by the 6th Field Ambulance who passed him on to the 45th Casualty Clearing Station and then the 7th Canadian General Hospital in Étaples from 23 Feb to 9 Mar 1917 when he was released to a Convalescent Depot. Joseph was With the battalion again on 26 Mar 1917, and remained with them until he was wounded in Action on 1 Jun 1917. The battalion had been relieved by the 22nd Battalion in the front lines at Midnight 31st May-1st June. While moving to the rear, B Company was observed, despite the darkness, by an enemy plane which dropped 2 bombs on the men, killing 27 and wounding 40 others.

Joseph was seen first by the 5th Field Ambulance, then the 61st Casualty Clearing Station before entering the 13th General Hospital in Boulogne on 3 Jun 1918. He was released from hospital on 11 Jul 1918 to a base depot, from where he rejoined the battalion on 21 Jul 1918 at Blangy Tronville where his company was camped on the banks of the Somme River as part of the 2nd Division's reserve. On 26 Sep 1918 Joseph was seen by the 7th Field Ambulance who passed him to the 55th Casualty Clearing Station the same day. Admitted to the 3rd Stationary Hospital in Rouen on 29 Sep 1918 with a hernia, he was evacuated to England on 12 Oct 1918 for admission to the Norfolk War Hospital in Norwich for further treatment.

Following treatment in Norwich he was released to the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital in Harefield on 10 Dec 1918. By 14 Jan 1919 he was well enough to be transferred to the No.2 Command Depot in Weymouth. Transferred again on 20 Feb 1919, this time to the No 1 Command Depot in Sutton Veny to be processed for an early return to Australia where he was discharged by 5th Military District on 2 Jun 1919.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1922 a mill hand at East Kirupp, (Margaret has rejoined him). 1925 - 1928 he was classified as a war pensioner and they lived in Forrest road, Armadale. 1931 in Church avenue, Armadale; 1936 - 1943 Railway avenue Armadale; 1949 with son Raymond Victor at William street. Death was deemed to have been war caused.


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