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Percy William JAMES

Regimental number451
Place of birthBarraba, New South Wales
SchoolBarraba Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationShearer
AddressHawkins Creek, Barraba, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Pritchard, Warwick, Queensland
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was a Lewis Machine Gunner.
FateKilled in Action 30 March 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918 France
Age at death22.7
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
122
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (white marble tablet) in Uniting Church, Barraba, New South Wales. Parents: Simon and Emma JAMES
Family/military connectionsFoster brother (a cousin): 450 Pte Allan George JAMES, 33rd Bn, killed in action, 8 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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