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James Stewart FURNISS

Regimental number2407
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
SchoolLeederville State School, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address'Ivanhoe', 18 Lake Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Furniss, 'Ivanhoe', 18 Lake Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried Pozieres British Cemetery
FateDied of wounds 8 April 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row J, Grave No. 11), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
1452
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary FURNISS, Ivanhoe Street, West Leederville, Western Australia. Native of Jamestown, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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