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Tristram Bernard Wordsworth JAMES

Date of birth4 March 1883
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoyal Military College, Duntroon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinFather, C W James, East View, East Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceR M College
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 25
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery


Unit: 7th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 1 April 1916

Temporary LTCOL

Promotion date: 1 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

* Refers 1-24 April 1918.
Recommendation date: "18 September and 14 October 1917

Brevet Lieutenant Colonel

Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. After the men had been ordered to safety owing to heavy shelling, when a gun pit caught fire he extinguished it single handed. By his efforts his personnel were rendered safe and his guns were all maintained in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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