|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Other Names||James Sydney|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Fitter and turner|
|Address||Albany, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Gertrude Darragh, State School, Denmark, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/33/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||16th Battalion|
|Fate||Effective abroad (still overseas)|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 9 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 December 1916. Proceeded to France through Folkestone, 16 January 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 17 January 1917; marched out to field, 20 January 1917; taken on strength of 16th Bn, 21 January 1917
Admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 30 August 1917 (septic abrasion, left heel); transferred to 44th Field Ambulance, 2 September 1917; discharged to duty, 4 September 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 7 September 1917; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 27 December 1917.
Found guilty in London, 17 January 1918, of being absent without leave, 7.30 am, 11 January, to 2.00 pm, 17 January 1918: admonished by superior officer; forfeits 7 days' pay.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 17 January 1918 (not yet determined); discharged to duty, 5 February 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 February 1918.
Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 9 February 1918 (adhesions to peritoneum); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 May 1918.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Hurdcott, 21 May 1918 (wounded abdomen); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 1 June 1918.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital, Hurdcott, 27 June 1918 (influenza); discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 30 June 1918.
Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 17 July 1918 (incised wound, scalp); court of inquiry held at Hurdcott finds that the wound was a result of accident and that the soldier was not to blame, 22 July 1918; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 July 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 13 September 1918; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 8 November 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 11 February 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Deverill, 22 May 1919; payment to soldier at No 4 Command Depot, 30 May 1919; granted indefinite leave, 2 June 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Benalla', 8 October 1919; disembarked Albany, 18 November 1919. Discharged Perth, 8 March 1920.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||Karrakatta Cemetery|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JOHNSTON James Sidney|