Regimental number4517
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 4"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Michael Maloney, Bell Hotel, Charleville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Discharge date2 February 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 July 1916; taken on strength, 25th Bn, in the field, 8 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 November 1916 (gun shot wound, right thigh); admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 November 1916, and transferred same day to Ambulance Train; admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 19 November 1916; transferred to England, 22 November 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, 22 November 1916. Transferred to 3nd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 28 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 15 January 1917, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 30 January 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 12 February 1917; discharged, 4 April 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 52 days.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 8 October 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima' for discharge (trench feet, overage), 31 October 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 30 December 1917, for onward overland travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 2 February 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKINLEY James