|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||624 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss C Taylor, 12 Molynoux Road, Liverpool, England|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Navy for 7 years; in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve New Guinea Expedition for 9 months.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||15th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/32/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 47th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916; transferred to 15th Bn, 19 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916. Found guilty, Bailleul, 11 June 1916, of using obscene language in the presence of a superior Officer: awarded 168 hours' Field Punishment No 2.
Transferred to 4th Machine Gun Company, 3 October 1916.
Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 April 1917 (gastritis); transferred to 5th Division Rest Station, 12 April 1917; to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, 14 April 1917.
Admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 5 May 1917 (gas); discharged to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 15 May 1917; discharged to duty, 13 June 1917; rejoined unit, 14 June 1917.
On leave to England, 3 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 19 September 1917.
Unit designation changed to 4th Machine Gun Bn, 1 April 1918.
Appointed Lance Corporal, 29 June 1918; Temporary Corporal, 4 July 1918; Corporal, 29 August 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 7 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 25 September 1918. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 January 1919. Found guilty, 3 April 1919, of being absent without leave from 2359, 25 March, until reporting to Camp at Codford, 1400, 3 April 1919: severely reprimanded; forfeited 9 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Warwickshire', 5 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 28 May 1919; discharged, 9 September 1919.Medals: 1914-15 Star (issued by Navy), British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McILLWRAITH James Thomas|