James Herbert ALCORN

Regimental number1866
Place of birthFortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolBrisbane Central School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Alcorn, Rutt Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceGunner - Citizen Forces
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death28
Place of burialBrandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3 (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 1), Vlamertinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Mann and Ellen ALCORN; husband of Ellen M. ALCORN, Ruby Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Queensland
Family/military connectionsSeveral cousins who served in the 1st AIF. Two were killed, one distinguished
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal