|Place of birth||Bairnsdale, Victoria|
|Address||c/o Mrs A J Steel, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||24|
|Next of kin||Mother, A McRorie, c/o Mrs A J Steel, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of eyesight)|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||1st Field Ambulance|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the whole of the fifth inst. East of YPRES he was engaged in carrying wounded back from the forward left R.A.P. This involved many carries across swampy ground and under very heavy enemy barrage fire. In the rescue of wounded lying near some of the pill boxes in this area he showed absolute disregard of personal safety and set a splendid example to those near him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Marched in to Divisional Troops Depot, Tel el Kebir, 1 July 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 July 1916; disembarked Folkstone, England, 21 August 1916; proceeded overseas to France, and joined 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 22 August 1916.
Taken on strength, 1stAustralian Field Ambulance, in the field, 19 September 1916.
On leave to England, 1 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 16 August 1917.
Awarded Military Medal.
Onleave to Paris, 29 December 1917; rejoined unit, 7 January 1918.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 July 1918 (accident: internal derangerment, left knee); transferred to 54th General Hospital, Boulogne, 6 July 1918 (synovitis, left knee); to 25th General Hospital, 8 July 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 21 July 1918; to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 4 August 1918; to Australian General Base Depot, 4 August 1918; classified B2, 6 August 1918; transferred to England, 15 August 1918; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 August 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit), 17 February 1919.Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McRORIE James|