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James NUTE

Regimental number9695
Place of birthAnnandale, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressMeadow Bank, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William Nute, High Street, Meadow Bank, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Motor Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson

Military Medal

'On 27.9.17 at MENIN Road at HELLFIRE Corner Driver NUTE was bringing a load of patients to A.D.S. when his car was hit by pieces of shell. He was alone on the car except for the patients, who were all wounded again - one having his leg severed and being knocked out of the car. Driver NUTE stopped, dressed the wounds to the best of his ability got the other patient back onto a stretcher and into the car. Did some necessary temporary repairs to the car, all under heavy shell fire and then took the patients on to A.D.S.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date19 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1957
Age at death63
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, NUTE James

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