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James Stanley MALPAS

Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
AddressWillunga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinSister, Mrs J A Hughes, Willunga, South Australia
Previous military servicePreviously served
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name27th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order

'Displayed magnificent courage & self-sacrifice during attack on German trenches.'
Recommendation for DSO altered; Military Cross awarded.
Recommendation date: 11 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great resourcefulness and dash in getting his company into an almost impossible position in the trenches. He was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Meda. Headstone states 'Gallipoli and France'.
Date of death7 October 1937
Age at death64
Place of burialWillunga Cemetery, South Australia

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