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James William KINSELLA

Regimental number4461
Place of birthBunbury Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBunbury, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ellen Kinsella, Busselton, Western Australia
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date14 December 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 31 March 1916; disembarked Egypt. Embarked from Alexandria, 2 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 June 1916. Proceeded to France, 25 July 1916; marched in to No. 2 Depot, Etaples, 26 July 1916. Taken on strength, 28th Bn, 8 August 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917. Transferred to England and admitted to hospital, London (dangerously ill list, gun shot wound chest), 4 August 1917. Removed from dangerously ill list, 18 August 1917; rejoined Bn in France, 27 August 1917.

Wounded in action, second occasion, Belgium, 20 September 1917; transferred to hospital, 23 September 1917, and thence to Convalescent Depot, Le Treport, 5 October 1917. Rejoined unit in the field, 24 October 1917.

Wounded in action, third occasion, 3 October 1918; transferred to England, 17 October 1918, and admitted to St Bartholomew's Hospital, London (gun shot wound, chest). Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 25 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia, 6 May 1919; disembarked, 15 June 1919. Discharged 14 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 May 1979
Place of burialMargaret River Cemetery, Western Australia

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