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Oliver William JAMES

Regimental number1381
Place of birthWickham, near Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolNaremburn Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse driver
AddressSebastapool, Central Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F James, Sebastapool, Central Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of disease 24 July 1917
Place of death or woundingRouen Field Hospital
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 4A), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary JAMES (stepmother), "Sebastopol", Central Street, Crow's Nest, Sydney. Native of Wickham, Newcastle, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsSargeant W.T. Brown MM of New Lambton, full cousin

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