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Gomer Lewis JAMES

Regimental number3498
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
Place of birthFremantle, West Australia
SchoolBoulder Central State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressTop End Clancy Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Chambers, Top End Clancy Street, Boulder, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death18
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialAlbert Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row M, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Catherine JAMES
Family/military connectionsBrother, killed at Pozieres.

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