|Place of birth||Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|School||Public School, Canada|
|Age on arrival in Australia||29|
|Address||12 Oxford Street, Woollahra, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||39|
|Next of kin||Mrs Balfour, 61 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the China War (contracted syphilis, Japan, 1900) and Boer War; five years in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||1st Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/18/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Age at death||45|
|Place of burial||Waverley Cemetery (Spec. 6755.), Sydney, New South Wales|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Mary Ann Balfour. Native Place, Regina, Canada|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli
Appointed Lance Corporal, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915.
Reverted to Private at own request, 28 July 1915.
Admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance, Mudros, 16 September 1916 (debility), and transferred same day to No 2 Australian General Hospital; to Military Hospital, Tigne, Malta, 28 September 1915.
Found guilty, 28 October 1915, of (1) absent from the Military Hospital from 6 pm until ordered to return by Military Police on the Molo Marina Sliema, 6.15 pm; (2) not complying with an order; (3) using obscene language to the Military Police; (4) violently resisting the Military Police: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
Found guilty, 15 November 1915, of (1) being drunk in Strada Marina Via Misada Sliema, about 10.15 pm, 12 November; (2) being absent from 6 pm and being in illegal possession of and wearing khaki uniform clothing, whilst a patient in hospital: awarded 168 hours' detention.
Disembarked Alexandria, 12 December 1915.
Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 22 December 1915 (asthma).
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Suffolk', 29 January 1916 (for discharge: bronchial asthma; tertiary syphilitic manifestations).
Died of thoracic aneurism and heart failure, No 4 General Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, 31 May 1916.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BALFOUR James Pattison|