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Regimental number4288
Place of birthLeeds, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address80 Whitfield Street, West Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight112 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs K Hallam, 80 Whitfield Street, West Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 29 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Discharge date4 September 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 29 January 1916; disembarked Alexandria, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 March 1916 (tonsilitis); discharged, 17 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Accidentally injured, 12 February 1917 (synovitis, knee; soldier not to blame), and admitted to 1st South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, 14 February 1917; discharged to Base, 10 March 1917.

Transferred to England, 6 November 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 November 1917.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 November 1917.

Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 23 January 1918.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 23 February 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Matatua', 17 June 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 8 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: synovitis), Perth, 4 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALLAM James

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