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Regimental number4485
Place of birthGoodwood, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBruce Rock, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 9.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss Edith Mary McKay, Bruce Rock, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
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 RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Discharge date7 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 18 May 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, 22 May 1916 (influenza); to Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 3 July 1916.

Admitted to No 26 General Hospital, Etaples, 12 July 1916 (valvular disease of the heart); discharged to Base Details, Etaples, 20 July 1916.

Proceeded to join unit, 4 August 1916; taken on strength of 28th Bn, 8 August 1916.

Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 31 October 1916, and transferred to No 39 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (scabies); rejoined unit, 11 November 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, 22 November 1916; rejoined unit, 22 November 1916.

On leave to England, 3 July 1918; rejoined unit, 21 July 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 2 February 1919.

Proceeded to England, 20 April 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 27 April 1919.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Sutton Veny, 5 June 1919 (sprained ankle); discharged, 8 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919.

Admitted to Ship's Hospital, 10 July 1919.

Disembarked Fremantle, 24 July 1919; discharged Perth (termination of period of enlistment), 7 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 July 1925
Place of burialBruce Rock, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MALSEED James

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