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George Everett JAMES

Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolMount Rowan State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address11 Chisholm Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinJ James, 11 Chisholm Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Signalling Officer, Bendigo, 1913; Lieutenant, Cadets, Carlton, Melbourne, 1912.
Enlistment date16 December 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name8th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'At Cape Helles in charge of men supplying ammunition to the firing line he ran before his men day and night until his feet were bare and was recommended for D.S.O by Lieut Col Bolton.' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 24 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25.7
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row Q, Grave No. 25), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria. Parents: John and Elizabeth JAMES, 11 Chisholm Street, Ballarat East, Victoria
Other details

Statement, Red Cross File No 14290706K, 237 Sergeant Major R. LOWDAY, B Company, 8th Bn (patient, Graylingwell Hospital, england), 1 August 1918: 'On Aug. 1st 1916 about 4 p.m. Capt. G.E. James was killed in the village of Pozieres by a bullet in the stomach.' Note by interviewer: 'Eyewitness. Informant intelligent)'
SourcesRed Cross File No 14290706K

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