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James Edmond McPHEE

Regimental number2007
Place of birthBuln Buln Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
Address1 Violet Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinA A McPhee, 1 Violet Street, Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date3 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Military Medal

'While in charge of a stretcher squad evacuating from a R.A.P. in the neighbourhood of HELLES east of YPRES on 26th/27th September, 1917, this N.C.O. showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. Part of the bearer route ran through marshy country across which the enemy put a barrage of H.E. and gas shells. On one occasion Lance Corporal McPHEE was partially stunned by a shell explosion but insisted on carrying on and continued carrying wounded until relieved several hours later.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2006 Sergeant Victor Alexander Douglas McPHEE, 4th Field Ambulance, killed in action, 10 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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