|Place of birth||Cushendun, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||44|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Rose McCurdy, Cushenden,Antrim, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Rockhampton, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||Mining Corps 1, Company 1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Transferred to 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, 24 December 1916.
To hospital, 10 February 1917 (pyrexia); rejoined unit, 18 February 1917.
Marched out to 1st Anzac Entrenching Bn, 6 May 1917; marched into 1st Anzac Entrenching Bn, 9 May 1917 (unfit for tunnelling).
Transferred to 2nd Pioneer Bn, 25 May 1917; taken on strength, 2nd Pioneer Bn, 26 May 1917.
Admitted to Central Military Hospital, Belfast, whilst on leave, 15 September 1917 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 January 1918; discharged, 16 January 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 January 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 18 January 1918.
Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT Durham Castle, 10 March 1918; discharged, 14 June 1918 (medically unfit, gastritis).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McCURDY James|