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Stanley Edward JAMES

Regimental number3094
Date of birth21 December 1898
Place of birthStawell Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationAssayer
AddressStawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs Elizabeth L Robson, Cemetery Road, Stawell, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces (Universal Military Training scheme).
Enlistment date4 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateDischarged 21 May 1919
Discharge date21 May 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 19 March 1917; disembarked Devonport, 25 April 1917, and marched into 10th Training Bn, 26 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 November 1917; taken on strength, 22nd Bn, in the field, 25 November 1917.

Wounded in action, 23 July 1918 (gassed); admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 July 1918; discharged to and rejoined unit, 30 July 1918.

On leave to England, 21 October 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 8 November 1918.

Marched out to England, 24 March 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence, fees of £8, 2 April to 1 July 1919: Non-Military Employment, attending South Western Polytechnic, Chelsea.

Leave cancelled, 12 May 1919.

Found guilty, 15 May 1919, of being absent without leave in London from 10 am, 2 April, to 10 am, 12 May 1919: awarded forfeiture of 28 days' pay; total forfeiture: 68 days' pay.

Discharged in England, 21 May 1919.

Total war service: 2 years 116 days.

Subsequently enlisted in the Russian Relief Force.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Solefels'; disembarked Sydney, 5 February 1920, for overland travel to Melbourne, reporting 9 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal (administered by War Office, London)
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Stanley James SUMNER
SourcesNAA: B2455, JAMES Stanley Edward

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