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Charles Rodda JAMES

Regimental number2176
Date of birth16 February 1897
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolRose Park Public School, South Australia
OccupationWood machinist
Address119 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Charles Thomas James, 119 Sydenham Road, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceAustralian Citizen Forces
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death19.8
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot VIII, Row F, Grave No. 3), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Charles Thomas JAMES, Milne Street, Rosefield, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 31592 Gunner James Rodda JAMES, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded, 13 April 1916; invalided to Boulogne Hospital, France; recovered. Wounded, second occasion, 15 September 1916; remained on duty. Killed in action, Flers, France, 5 November 1916.

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