|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Stawell Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Guardian, Mrs Elizabeth L Robson, Cemetery Road, Stawell, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Citizen Military Forces (Universal Military Training scheme).|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||38th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/55/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
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 details||True name: Stanley James SUMNER|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JAMES Stanley Edward|