James London GRAHAM

Regimental number688
Date of birth28 September 1894
Place of birthGympie, Qeensland
Other NamesGRAHAM, James Loudon
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressExcelsior Road, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.11
Height5' 10"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinPeter Sloan Graham, Excelsior Road, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in Citizen Military Forces (Compulsory Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name9th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in command of a company during a counter attack. He showed coolness and good leadership and greatly assisted the attack on his flank to be carried on vigorously and successfully.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 27 November 1918

Discharge date15 February 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; disembarked Sydney, 15 December 1919, for onward travel by rail to Brisbane; appointment terminated (discharged), Brisbane, 15 February 1920.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted, 24 May 1942; discharged (date unknown) as Q214964 Lt, 14th Bn, Volunteer Defence Corps (Queensland).