Reginald Joynes

First Name: 
Reginald
Last Name: 
Joynes
Mother's Name: 
Agnes Joynes
Father's Name: 
William Joynes (Jones on AIF Project record)
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, August 21, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Reginald Joynes (Service No 3113) was born in Bendigo, Victoria around 1896 and his family moved to Woonona, N.S.W. soon after.  Reginald attended Woonona Public School and in 1910 he was working as a clipper at the nearby Bulli mine.

At enlistment Reginald was single, 19 years old, worked as a labourer and had served 5 years in the Cadets and Militia.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A29 Suevic with 7th Reinforcements, 18th Battalion on 20th December 1915.  After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to 3rd Battalion on 14th February 1916 and went with them to France on 28th March 1916.

On 22nd July 1916, while fighting at Pozieres, Reginald was wounded and evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of a gun shot wound to his hand.  He returned to his unit on 6th October 1916.

Reginal saw service on the Western Front until the war ended.

He returned to Australia in April 1919 and was discharged on 12th July 1919.

In 1936 he married Dorothy Gawley at Newtown.

Reginald died at Kogarah, N.S.W. in 1970.

His service is commemorated on the Woonona Public School Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, JOYNES REGINALD

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