Joselin, Charles Richard (107)
Place of Birth: Carlton, VIC
Age: 36 years 2 months
Enlistment Details: Friday, 5 March 1915 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 107 view online service record
26 Highbury Grove
East Prahran, VIC
Next of Kin:
Richard Eric Joselin (son)
307 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – Headquarters Details
KIA: Tuesday, 22 August 1916
Private, 24 Infantry, killed in action 26 August, 1916, France, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Parents: Richard Joselin (late) and Mrs Nelly Clara LEECH, previously JOSELIN, wife: Mrs Elizabeth Joselin (late), born Carlton. Joselin enlisted as a widower living in Prahran, listing as next of kin his son Richard at 307 Ross Street, Port Melbourne, c/o Joselin’s sister-in-law, Mrs Mary Broden. Richard was later noted with Joselin’s brother James in Preston and the serviceman’s sacrifice is recorded on the memorial there. No circular was returned.
Additional research by Brian Membrey
DEATHS ON ACTIVE SERVICE. JOSELIN. — Killed in action in France, Private C. R. Joselin, late employee of British-Australasian Tobacco Co. Ltd., Stewart-street, city.— Inserted by his follow workmates of the leaf room.
JOSELIN— killed in action in France on the 2nd August, after 10 months’ service, Private Charles Richard Joselin, dearly beloved son of Nella Leech and stepson of George Leech, and brother of Mrs. Violet Peterson. Loved by all. — Inserted by his grief-stricken mother
“Informant states that he knew Joselin personally, he was one of the old hands and in the same Coy. About 20 August 1916, they were going through a barrage towards our front line when he was hit by a piece of shell. ‘I did not see him hit myself, he was a little in front of me and it must have been a minute or so after, I passed right over his body. I could see him distinctly and there was no doubt he was dead. We had to go on and I did not see him after that nor do I know anything about his burial” (Private. O.W.T. Orchard, 1964)