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Sidney JAMES

Regimental number2610
Place of birthAbbotsford Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTailor's cutter
AddressCanterbury, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinBrother, H T James, Prospect Hill Road, Canterbury, Victoria
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry as runner, repeatedly carrying important messages through heavy enemy barrages. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt sydney James on NR

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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