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Clarence Wilson JAMES

Regimental number3070
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlbury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs C A James, Hovell Street, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF13
Promotion date: 1 June 1918


Unit: INF13
Promotion date: 26 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'This man is a member of 13th Battalion Bombing Platoon. In the attack on the German trenches north west of POZIERES on 29th August, 1916, he displayed the greatest courage. He led his section with conspicuous ability ad was responsible for much of the good work done by the bombers on that occasion. He overed the withdrawal of "A" Company from the German trenches that night; he and his men putting up such a heavy barrage of bombs on the Germans that their advance was checked with heavy loss to the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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