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James Robert LUCAS

Regimental number286
Place of birthHerbert River, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLily Street, Innisfail, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 4"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Lucas, Lily Street, Innisfail, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll289
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Barambah', 6 June 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 18 August 1917

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Records are confusing: NAA file, p. 36, gives date of commencement of RTA as 8 April 1917; Nominal Roll gives RTA date as 6 June 1917. NAA file, p. 8, lists discharge date as 6 August 1918; p. 36 gives discharge date as 18 August 1917.
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUCAS James Robert

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