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James LUND

Regimental number2943
Place of birthSemaphore, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressQueenstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Hjalmar Lund, Long Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Altered to Military Medal.
Recommendation date: 28 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 1
Date: 2 January 1919

Discharge date19 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

Proceeded to unit from 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 31 August 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, in the field, 5 September 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 1 November 1916; admitted to Corps Rest Station from No 5 Field Ambulance, 3 November 1916 (influenza); rejoined unit, 8 November 1916.

On special leave to England, 18 August 1917; rejoined unit, 2 September 1917.

Promoted to Lance Corporal, 10 December 1917.

Promoted to Corporal, 28 June 1918.

Wounded in action, 6 July 1918, and remained on duty.

To Paris on leave, 7 August 1918.

Admitted to hospital, 17 August 1918, while on leave; transferred to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 19 August 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, 1 November 1918 (venereal disease, gonorrhoea); total period of treatment for venereal disease: 75 days.

Rejoined unit, 5 November 1918.

On leave to England, 28 November 1918; rejoined unit, 22 December 1918.

Admitted to No 8 Australian Field Ambulance, 13 January 1919 (sebaceous cyst of neck); discharged and rejoined unit, 16 January 1919.

On leave to Paris, 14 March 1919; rejoined 8th Brigade Bn, 29 March 1919.

Admitted to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 19 April 1919 (not yet diagnosed); discharged, 22 April 1919 (scabies); marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 23 April 1919.

Embarked for England, 23 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 24 April 1919.

Granted leave with pay and subsistence from 28 June 1919, until 9 August 1919, to work as a shearer.

To Demobilisation Depot, St George's Square, 28 June 1919.

Marched out to Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 9 August 1919.

Reports to Furlough Depot, London, 18 August 1919.

Granted leave and to report to Headquarters, 1 September 1919.

Commenced return to Australian on board HT 'Raranga', 8 September 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 25 October 1919; discharged Adelaide (termination of period of enlistment), 19 December 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1925
SourcesNAA: B2455, LUND James

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