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James Porter GEMMELL

Regimental number4109
Place of birthCobden, Victoria
SchoolJancourt State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressKennedy's Creek PO, Kennedy's Creek via Cobden, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George Gemmell, Kennedys Creek PO, Kennedys Creek via Cobden, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row B, Grave No. 3), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth GEMMELL, Camperdown Road, Cobden, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: A.W. Gemmell, killed Bullecourt.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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