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Regimental number4880
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCessnock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.10
Height5' 4.75"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Cox, 12 Ferndale Place, Nutheuk Road, Bella Hill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of eyesight)
Enlistment date7 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date28 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Takada', 26 December 1918; disembarked, Sydney, 16 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis), Sydney, 28 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 December 1961
Age at death69
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, KELLY James

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