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James Andrew INNES

Regimental number935
Date of birth14 July 1891
Place of birthCairnhill, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o J Lynch, Woodstock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabella Innes, Cairn Hill, Makinock, Banffshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Territorial Army (6th Bn, Gordon Highlanders); 2 years in the 9th Australian Light Horse, Cowra.
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919
Discharge date29 December 1919
Other details

Dates of birth and death subject to confirmation.

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria (general Gallipoli evacuation), 27 December 1915. Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, 1 April 1916, and taken on strength, 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, as Gunner.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 1 August 1916; Temporary Sergeant, 7 June 1918; Sergeant, 7 September 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 4 April 1919. Granted period of Non-Military Employment (mixed farming, Mr. T. Innes, South Ardoyne Farm, Insch, Aberdeenshire), 5 April-5 July 1919, at 10/6 per day pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 22 October 1919; discharged, 29 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1957
Age at death66
Place of burialCremated: Orange, New South Wales

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