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James Stevenstone * KERR

Date of birth13 February 1889
Place of birthRosewood, Queensland
Other NamesKERR, James Stevenstone~
AddressKent Road, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Kerr, Kent Road, Eagle Junction, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name26th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 27 February 1918

Mention in Despatches

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

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date6 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; disembarked England.

Appointed Lieutenant, 1 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 27 March 1917; taken on strength, 26th Bn, 5 April 1917.

Detached to 2nd Army School, Belgium, 9 November 1917; rejoined unit from detachment, 22 December 1917.

On leave to England, 20 June 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 9 July 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance, 14 August 1918; transferred same day to 12th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 20, 18 August 1918 (syphilis, gonorrhoea); admitted to 8th General Hospital, 19 August 1918; transferred same day to 39th General hospital; discharged to Base Depot, 9 September 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 27 days; rejoined unit, 14 October 1918.

Detached to Brigade School, 16 November 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 18 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 18 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Mahia', 5 june 1919; discharged (appointment terminated), 6 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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