Regimental number953
Place of birthSligo, Ireland
OccupationMill hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 7.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs B Beller, The Mall, Sligo, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll69th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date28 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 21 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred same day to Casualty Clearing Station; to Malta on board HS 'Dunluce Castle'; disembarked Malta, 27 September 1915, and admitted to Valetta Hospital; embarked for England, 15 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 24 October 1915. Rejoined 12th Bn in France, 20 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 25 July 1916 (shell shock); admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 July 1916; transferred Ambulance Train No 20, and admitted to No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 26 July 1916; to Base Depot, 31 July 1916.

Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 23 August 1916 (bronchial pneumonia); transferred to England, 4 September 1916, and admitted to Kitchener War Hospital, Brighton, 5 September 1916; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 October 1916; discharged on furlough, 10 November 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 25 November 1916.

Found guilty, 29 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 25 November to 28 November 1916: awarded 4 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 4 days' pay.

Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 1 December 1916. Admitted to Wareham Military Hospital, 15 February 1917 (pneumonia); discharged to Training Depot, Wareham, 30 March 1917.

Transferred to 69th Bn, 3 April 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 4 May 1917.

Found guilty, 7 July 1917, of being absent without leave from Reveille, 28 June, until 4.20 pm, 6 July 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 9 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 25 August 1917 (debility after pneumonia); discharged (medically unfit), 28 November 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 July 1969
SourcesNAA: B2455, McINDOE James