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James BANCROFT

Regimental number3034
Place of birthEarlestown, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter
AddressMeek Street, Lower Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, J Bancroft, 268 Wargrave Road, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the South Lancashire Regiment (Cycling Section); "also served a number of years in America: he was there about 8 years before coming to Australia".
Enlistment date4 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBurwood, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularReal name: BARCROFT; served as BANCROFT.
FateKilled in Action 2 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death36
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row K, Grave No 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsReal name: James Henry BARCROFT

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