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William Charles JAMES

Regimental number3308
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolRichmond Central State School, Victoria
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J C James, 162 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row N, Grave No. 3), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Rose James, 74 Ross Street, Victoria
Family/military connections"He was connected with his brother L.SGT J.S. James, who was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's despatches in 1917." Supplied by Father

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