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John Alexander JAMES

Date of birth21 May 1887
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressCoast Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Rev C E James, Kensington, Cambridge Street, Stanmore
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED Fld Amb 5
Promotion date: 20 March 1915


Unit: MED AGH1
Promotion date: 14 November 1916

Unit: 4 Fld Amb

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Other detailsMedals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Educated University of Sydney: MB 1911; ChM, 1915. FRCS, England, 1925.
Date of death20 December 1965

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