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James Gildas McCASKER

Regimental number2127
Place of birthGoondiwindi Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeithmoor, Daymar Siding, Thallon Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane McCasker, Leithmoor, Daymar Siding, Thallon Line, Queensland
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2128 Pte Richard Henry McCASKER, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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