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Sparks, Joseph Edward (1894–1944)

Joseph Edward Sparks, c 1915 photographer unknown

Joseph Edward Sparks, c 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

JOSEPH EDWARD SPARKS, son of Mr. E. G. and Mrs. E. Sparks, was born on 5th December, 1894, at Ipswich, Queensland, and received his education at the Townsville Grammar School. He entered the Bank’s service on 15th April, 1912, at Cairns.

He enlisted in the A.I.F. on 14th November, 1914, embarking as a member of the 15th Battalion, 4th Brigade, for Gallipoli, and was present at the Landing on 25th April, 1915. He was promoted to the rank of second-lieutenant on 10th May, 1915, and on 19th of the same month he was wounded so severely as to incapacitate him for further active service. Accordingly he returned to Australia and was discharged.

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'Sparks, Joseph Edward (1894–1944)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/sparks-joseph-edward-24217/text32993, accessed 27 February 2020.

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