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Christopher JAMES

Regimental number3399
Place of birthCassilis Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address46 Forest Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John James, 46 Forest Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Medal

'In operations near BROODSEINDE on 12th October, 1917, these men [JAMES, 1960 W. LANGDON, 3124 J. THOMSON] did splendid work as stretcher bearers in going to the assistance and collecting wounded men under very heavy shell fire and at great personal risk. It was entirely due to their gallantry and devotion to duty that casualties were cleared quickly and many lives saved.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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