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AVISON, JOEL EDWARD

AVISON, JOEL EDWARD

RANK:  PRIVATE           SERIAL NO:  22916

UNIT:     10th Coy 1st BATTALION OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:    04/02/1895  -  WAIPAWA  -  NEW ZEALAND

DIED:      03/12/1917                 KILLED IN ACTION           

PLACE:  YPRES, BELGIUM

SINGLE:                   RELIGION:  PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:    N/A

PARENTS:  MRS C GAY (FATHER NOT LIVING)

SIBLINGS:

NEXT OF KIN: MRS C GAY (mother), CHURCH ST, WAIPUKURAU

OCCUPATION: FARMER

EMPLOYER:  WINLOW

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  WAIPUKURAU

HEIGHT:  5’ 7”                 WEIGHT:  9st.              CHEST: 31”

COMP:   FAIR         EYES:    BLUE             HAIR:    LIGHT

EDUCATION:  PASSED FOURTH EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS

BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY (NZ) MEMORIAL POLYGON WOOD                               

ENLISTED:  Place: TRENTHAM                                    Date: 11/01/1916

MAIN BODY: No               REINFORCEMENT:  13th

MILITARY RECORD:

11/01/1916.  POSTED TRENTHAM 4th RESERVE COY. 13th REINFORCEMENTS.

06/04/1916.  TRANSFERRED FEATHERSTON ‘G’ COY. 13th REINFORCEMENTS.

03/05/1916.  EMBARKED HMNZT ‘WILLOCHRA’, FROM WELLINGTON.

26/07/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT, U.K.POSTED ‘A’ COY. 5th RES BATTALION N.Z. RIFLE BRIGADE, (‘SLING’).

27/08/1916.  MARCHED OUT OF ‘SLING’ FOR OVERSEAS. (FRANCE).

21/09/1916.  POSTED 4th COY. 2nd BATTALION OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT.

02/10/1916.  WOUNDED IN ACTION, FRANCE. (SOMME).

04/10/1916.  ADMITTED 1st CANADIAN HOSPITAL, ETAPLES.

07/10/1916.  EMBARKED FROM ROUEN FOR ENGLAND, WOUNDED. (WOUND IN SCROTUM, PROGRESSING FAVOURABLY).

07/11/1916.  DISCHARGED TO CONVALESCENCE DEPOT, HORNCHURCH.

21/04/1917.  LEFT HORNCHURCH ON LEAVE. REPORT CODFORD BY 07/05/1917

12/07/1917.  MARCHED INTO ‘SLING’ FROM CODFORD.

26/10/1917.  PROCEEDED TO FRANCE WITH ‘B’ COY. 4th BTN. OTAGO RIFLES.

11/11/1917.  POSTED TO 10th COY. 1st BTN. OTAGO INFANTRY REGIMENT.

20/11/1917.  DETACHED TO 2nd N.Z. INFANTRY BRIGADE SCHOOL.

27/11/1917.  REJOINED UNIT.

03/12/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, BELGIUM.                                                                     

AWARDED: BRITISH WAR MEDAL. VICTORY MEDAL.