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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

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion – Headquarters Details

KIA: Tuesday, 22 August 1916
Place: France

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


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 11, 2016 1.24 pm 0Likes

    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

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 18, 2016 3.53 pm 0Likes

    “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)

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