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William John JAMES

Regimental number1364
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
SchoolAlma Public School, South Broken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRailway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary James, Railway Town, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets
Enlistment date28 November 1914
Place of enlistmentBroken Hill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 3 March 1917"

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMentioned in Dispatches by Sir Douglas Haig. Congratulations of Major General Sir H V Cox KCMG CBCSJ. London Gazette for bravery and devotion to duty between the 12th and 15th August 1916.
FateKilled in Action 2 April 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Special Memorial Row B, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Robert and Mary James, of Gaffney Lane, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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