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James HAGER

Regimental number7022
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolChristian Brothers (Catholic) Colleges Ballarat, Victoria and Kalgoorlie and Perth, Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
Address296 Wellington Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Rudolph Thomas Hager, 115 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularProminent member of the Perth Harriers and Catholic Young Mens Society.
FateKilled in Action 8 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 9), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rudolph and Elizabeth HAGER, northam, Western Australia. Native of Ballarat
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16403 Sapper Arthur Lancelot HAGER MM, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, returned to Australia, 15 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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