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James Maxwell MITCHELL

Regimental number523
Place of birthDelamere South Australia
AddressDelamere, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, Alexander Mitchell, Delamere, South Australia
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Refers 1 September 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For great gallantry and devotion to duty. On 1 September, 1918, west of Haut Allaines, his company shortly after moving forward to the attack, encountered resistance from the enemy. Single handed he immediately rushed forward in face of heavy enemy rifle fire, and shot or bayoneted four of the enemy the remainder fleeing.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 42
Date: 20 May 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Died as a result of an accident.
Date of death16 November 1940
Age at death45
Place of burialAngaston Cemetery, South Australia

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