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James Hutcheon MELVILLE

Regimental number2728
Date of birth13 August 1886
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolAlbert Park State School, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLifter
AddressBismark Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mildred May Melville, Bismark Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 August 1916
Discharge date6 January 1917
Other detailsWar service: Egypt. Contracted appendicitis; invalided to Palace Hospital, thence to Monte Video Convalescent Camp, England; recovered, remained on duty; returned to Australia, 27 September 1916; discharged as medically unfit.
Date of death28 January 1961
Place of burialDudley Park Cemetery

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