Joseph Singleton

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History

Joseph Singleton was born in Ballarat. He enlisted for service during World War One on 17 February 1916, and was assigned the 57th Battalion. At that time he was a 40 year old single labourer. he listed his next of kin as Margaret Singleton of Sebastopol. Singleton was transferred to the 57th Battalion on 01 September 1916.served in France, and was wounded in action on 26 March 1917, and was admitted to hospital with a gun shot wound to the brain, and was described as seriously ill. He returned to Australia in 1917 and was discharged with a gun shot wound to the skull, right arm and Trench Foot.[1]

Joseph Singleton dies on 26 May 1951.[2]

Legacy

Tree number 2135, a Scarlet Oak, was planted by Mr J. Feery in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour on 20 July 1918 to recognise Joseph Singleton's service during World War One.

See also

Ballarat Avenue of Honour

Leslie Coward

B. Saddler

World War One

Notes

AUSTRALIA'S HEROES - 293rd CASUALTY LIST. BALLARAT AND DISTRICT
DIED OF WOUNDS.
L.-Cpl. L. Coward, Ballarat East
WOUNDED. Pte. J. (Singleton, Sebastopol (seriously)
Saddler B. Charville, Ballarat East.[3]


JOSEPH SINGLETON Late of Anzac Hostel, North Road. Brighton Returned Soldier. Deceased - After fourteen clear days Percy James Whitehead Rattray, of 2 Iona avenue Brighton, retired bank manager, the executor appointed by the deceased's will (dated the 21st January 1951) will APPLY to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a grant of PROBATE of the said WILL.[4]

References

  1. NAA B2455: Singleton Joseph
  2. NAA B2455: Singleton Joseph
  3. Ballarat Star, 8 May 1917.
  4. The Argus, 6 June 1951.

Further Reading

External links

http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=8084995


--Beth Kicinski 13:41, 24 August 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 13:48, 13 April 2015 (AEST)

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