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Alick Thomas JAMES

Regimental number2741
Place of birthSoundridge Creasy
SchoolState
ReligionMethodist
OccupationApprentice
Address78 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinSister, Miss James, 78 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 21 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; William and Sophia JAMES, Longford, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2725 Pte George Henry JAMES, 47th Bn, killed in action, 19 May 1918; Uncle: 1887 Pte James LOCKHART, 40th Bn, killed in action, 5 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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